Growing out your hair can serve as a lot more than just good braid material.
After two years of no haircuts, 8-year-old Thomas Moore from Maryland got his flowing locks chopped off to make wigs for children with cancer.
Moore’s aunt Amber shared before and after photos of his transformation on Twitter, and her tweet has been liked over 113,000 times and retweeted over 57,000 times as of this writing.
According to an NBC profile, Moore’s project started about two years ago when he noticed his mother watching a video about a 5-year-old losing her hair due to chemotherapy. Learning about chemotherapy and that it affected children inspired Moore to grow his hair out – all the way to his tailbone.
Moore’s mom 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!!!”
Moore donated three ponytails, each over a foot long.
The internet looks forward to seeing your generosity again in another two years, Thomas.