This Documentary About A Microsoft Paint Artist Is Incredible

If the story of 97-year-old Hal Lesko doesn’t make you tear up, you are soulless.

Hal Lasko is a 97-year-old retired typographer who goes by the nickname Grandpa. (Not for the reason you’d expect; you should watch the video to find out why.) After he was diagnosed with an eye defect, Lasko’s family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and, well, without spoiling too much, the results–both of his art and the story of his life–are beautifully captured by co-directors Josh Bogdan and Lasko’s actual grandson, Ryan Lasko, in this short documentary called The Pixel Painter.

Keep a box of tissues nearby, folks.

[Vimeo via Laughing Squid]


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