After watching a video on Facebook about a girl with cancer who had lost her hair to chemotherapy, 8-year-old Thomas Moore of Rockville, Maryland decided he would begin growing out his own hair for her to use as a wig. The story of his two-year commitment is melting the Internet after pics and video of his hair finally being cut this month were posted with pride by his family…and quickly went viral.
According to BuzzFeed, Moore’s mother, Angie Pulos, was watching a FB video on Kyssi Andrews, a girl who was battling cancer and had lost all of her hair. Thomas’s aunt, 24-year-old Amber Ray, told BuzzFeed that Pulos had then explained what cancer was and how chemotherapy can cause hair to fall out.
That’s when Moore decided he wanted to help Kyssi. He came up with the idea to grow his hair out and give it to the girl, Ray said.
He had no predetermined end date in mind for the hair growth. He “just wanted it to be long enough to make the girl feel happy,” Ray said.
When Thomas Moore saw his mom watching a video on Facebook about a girl who had lost her hair to cancer, he had an idea
The almost 8-eight-year-old decided to start growing his hair out for kids who had lost theirs to chemotherapy
So that’s what he did
For the next two years!
The amount of hair he grew was incredible
Look how long it was!
By the time he was finished, Thomas had enough hair to make not one, nor two, but three whole wigs!
His aunt, Amber Ray, shared his amazing project on Twitter
As you can see, his story was soon melting hearts all over the internet
Watch the video to see the moment Thomas finally cut his hair off!