This young boy let his hair grow for two years to give it to children with cancer
To show kindness and love towards others, one does not necessarily need to make grand gestures, one only needs the courage to act and the will to continue to do so.
Every individual has within themself the power to help others, to make a difference, and to help make the world a better place.
All these values and feelings are precisely those that motivated Thomas Moore, a young black American boy to become a little superhero in his own way.
In 2014, when Thomas was just eight years old, his mother showed him the video of Kyssi Andrews, a 5-year-old girl with cancer who had lost all her hair due to chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the little girl did not survive, and this story impressed Thomas so much that he made an important decision.
He decided that he would let his hair grow and give it to the children who were in the same condition as Kyssi. Thomas felt obliged to do something, hence the idea of not cutting his hair any more until it would be long and thick enough to produce two full and complete wigs.
The boy's aunt had the idea of posting the initiative on social media, making it quickly go viral and receiving a flood of likes and shares. For two years, the brave boy did not set foot in a barbershop, and several times he was tempted to give up.
This was due to him having a very delicate scalp and being forced to manage lots of hair for so long caused him discomfort. But whenever he was about to give up, he together with his family, remembered why he was doing it.
Therefore, when Thomas was 10 years old, his hair had grown so much that after cutting it off, the stylist managed to get three full wigs! During this kind of life lesson journey, the young boy became popular at his school, both for his long hair and for his dedication to his personal challenge.
Thomas says that coming into the classroom with his short hair felt "strange" but it was certainly worth it. This story teaches the value of disinterested charity and altruism. In fact, Thomas, when he started his personal adventure, did so without expecting anything in return, only to make some less fortunate boy or girl smile again.
Today, Thomas is 12 years old, maybe he is thinking about repeating his gesture of altruism, after all, what's another two years for a hero?