GOOD NEWS Boy Grows Out Hair for 2 Years to Donate to Friend with Hair-Loss Disorder
A heartwarming story out of Brandon, Fla., was two years in the making.
A 10-year-old boy grew out his hair for two years in order to donate it to his family friend, who has a hair-loss disorder.
Gabby Ruiz, 12, was diagnosed with alopecia areata, a condition in which the body's immune system attacks hair follicles, at the age of four, and her longtime friend Tyler Boone, 10, offered to help, according to WFTS-TV.
Though he had been mistaken for a girl countless times, Tyler, whose hair grew to a foot long, always had his eyes on the prize.
"I just want to make her happy," Tyler said of his friend Gabby.
The two got together last week at the Westfield Brandon Mall for a photo shoot showing Gabby helping to cut Tyler's hair, which will be sent to the nonprofit organization Children with Hair Loss to make a wig for Gabby.
Watch the above video, and share your thoughts with us on this 10-year-old's act of courage.