Louis "Kid Blink" Ballatt is a one-eyed Manhattan newsie who is good friends with Mush and Racetrack.<p abp="480">The reason why Kid Blink is missing his left eye is unknown.
Kid Blink, along with other newsies. was at first unsure of striking without Brooklyns support. When Brooklyn joined, he fully supported the strike.
Kid Blink earned his nickname because he says he only had his own eye patch to cover his left eye socket until he finds his left eye.
He was actually blind in his left eye, which is the real reason for the eye patch.