Internet Rages Over Blind Man Who Claims People Steal His Stuff, Scam Him Out of Money

A Redditor who lost his eyesight at work when "a co-worker turned on his torch in my eyes, burned my eyes out," posted a disturbing trend that's become his reality — and the internet is fuming on his behalf. The user, known as @eye4eye98 on the forum "True Off My Chest," detailed experiences as a blind person.

"Being blind has taught me that honestly, ya aren't good," he wrote. "People are only good when the other person has something to leverage an attack by you. You don't pick on Dwayne johnson types, nah, you gotta steal my sh*t."

He continued: "I'm not used to being blind (as in I haven't been blind by much), when I ask for help it's just a void, when I crash into shit people just laugh about it. Stop putting your hand in my face to test if I'm really blind it, I can smell your finger when it went through the toilet paper."

The Redditor then explained why he has to rely on others even when it's uncomfortable saying, "American money, I depend on people telling me how much I have because this money can't tell me how much is it. You know how much I get scammed? Do you even know the rage?"

The man also recounted a time when a man threw his walking stick adding, "that traumatized me, this guy was screaming in my face and I can't see him and I don't know if he is going to hit me."

Living with loss of eye sight comes some restrictions (at least, by his account), as the man continued in the comments section.

"I was at the mall in a line and a dude got mad at me because he thought I was staring at him (also NYC, the classic ''wha tha f*ck you lookin at'') and I was just there staring into the void with my sun glasses," he elaborated further.

According to the CDC, "approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the United States have vision impairment, including 1 million who are blind, 3 million who have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million who have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error."

A blind man in the subway.
A young blind man prepares to board a Denver RTD Light Rail train at Union Station in Denver, Colorado Robert Alexander/Getty Images

Regardless, the internet came out in throngs to support the man.

"F*ck those people and everyone that knows them. You, and the world, deserves better," @inkbladder wrote.

"Im small but I want to fight that guy for you. Even if I lose, I could still at least tell you what hitting him was like for popping off on you," @IYSAforever said.

"My husband always says 'people suck'. Like it's his one absolute belief about humans. I used to think that it was such a sour thing to say, and blamed it on his introvert and loner ways. Lately I'be come to understand what he means," @Consegue added.

In the more than 800 comments, it's clear that the man has a good sense of humor, joking with other Redditors about his situation.

"I attack my problem with extreme positivity and then people come in with their violins," he said. "Hey, if anything I'm sorry for the tax payers who gone have to work for me while I stay home listening to porn."