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Boy Spent 2 Years Growing His Hair To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

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There's so much evil in this world, and it may be a cause for concern and negativity for many of us. That's why it's vital for all of us always to make conscious efforts to remind ourselves that there's still some good in this world that's worth fighting for.

And one example of such stories is about a young boy who donated his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer.

boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

When Thomas Moore was 8, his mother showed him a video of five-year-old Kyssi Andrews. She was a young girl who had cancer and lost her hair because of the side-effects of chemotherapy.

Unfortunately, Kyssi's story didn't have a happy ending. The young girl eventually succumbed to the illness and passed away.

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But it turns out, Thomas took her story to heart. He decided to serve as a silver lining—a shining beacon of hope for the kindness and goodness of human beings all over the world.

boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

Thomas felt deeply sorry for the girl and every other toddler battling with the same condition. He decided not to cut his hair for as long as it takes to make two wigs out of it.

boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

Letting It Grow

Because of his inspiring will and determination, Thomas's story went viral. Right after his aunt tweeted about it, garnering more than 60,000 retweets in a matter of days.

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boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

In an interview with Buzzfeed, Tom's aunt, Amber Ray, described how dedicated he was to achieving his goal.

Amber said:

"It started just fine when his hair was shorter. But as the afro grew, they had to cornrow it to keep it nice and tame."

The aunt explained that growing his hair for two years wasn't always easy. He has a tender scalp and getting his hair braided brought him a lot of pain.

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boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

She added that Thomas was tempted to quit at one time, but his family always encouraged him to keep pushing.

Amber told the outlet:

"We had to re-focus on the reason for growing it."

Three Wigs for Three Cancer Survivors

Everybody was truly stunned by such a selfless act of kindness coming from the little boy. And as you can see from the pictures, the boy grew a pretty impressive amount of hair!

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boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer
boy spent 2 years growing his hair to make wigs for kids with cancer

In fact, by the time he was done with his heartwarming project, Thomas had enough hair to make three wigs!

Tom's mom also described how amazed she was at her son's unrestrained selflessness.

She said:

"I think it's really fantastic that he felt like he could do something so selfless to help somebody else so much."

Kids should be taught the act of kindness and charity at a young age. And it's the responsibility of every adult to educate children on the joy and love shared when they do something kind for someone.