A kindhearted 10-year-old boy donates his hair to cancer patient. The story went viral online.
Moved by the effects of the treatment, Thomas decided to grow his hair long to give it to the little girl.
“He didn’t set a time frame for how long he would grow his hair for, he just wanted it to be long enough to make the girl feel happy,” Thomas’s aunt, Amber Lynne, told BuzzFeed.
“It started off just fine when his hair was shorter,” she said. “But as the afro grew, they had to cornrow it to keep it nice and tame.”
Thomas’s mother Angilea Pulos (a.k.a. Socue Soflien) expressed her pride on Facebook.
“Myyyy baby! I’m so proud of him!” she wrote. “He’s breathing all hard and smiling so BIG right now!!!”
She also told Mashable that retired NBA player Derek Anderson’s foundation was bestowing an Acts of Kindness award on Thomas.
“Please tell your nephew he is a wonderful young man,” one Twitter user, Wilhelmina Slater, said.
Another said: “He’s so damn cute. What a kind considerate kid!”
Sadly the young girl in the video, Kyssi Andrews, has died but her mother praised Thomas’s “brave” and “selfless” act.
“To know that my sweet angel Kyssi is still an inspiration, even in her absence from the earth makes me one proud mom,” her mother Marla wrote on Facebook.