TL;DR – Bless his sweet soul.
It’s natural to feel lost after receiving a cancer diagnosis. The thought of living with cancer and treatment can be overwhelming. So much so that some might even feel like giving up hope.
But an unexpected gesture from this Thai barber in support of his customer, who was diagnosed with cancer, has touched the hearts of many.
In the 33-second TikTok video that went viral, a female customer was getting her head shaved at The Tripple Barber located in Chonburi, Thailand.
Prior to getting her head shaved, the female customer explained to the barber her drastic hair decision was driven by the fact that she was diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Upon learning about the heartbreaking news, the barber then made an unexpected move later by turning the clippers towards his head and shaving off all his hair!
@tistongdoว่าจะตั้งกล้องถ่ายสตอรี่ลงIG ลูกค้ามาพอดี ระหว่างที่ตัดไปก็ถามน้องว่าเป็นอะไร อกหักหรอ คำตอบที่ได้พาซึมเลย น้องเป็นมะเร็ง ต้องทำคีโมบ่อยมาก 🥺🥺🥺♬ เสียงต้นฉบับ – Tis Tong Do
His sweet gesture of showing his solidarity with the customer brought tears to her eyes and he said this to her:
“You’ve got a friend in me and I want to show my support for you. You must believe that the disease will not bring you down and having someone around you (to support you) is important.”
Another hairdresser who’s in the shop also took to shaving off her head to show solidarity.
You can watch the video of her doing so below:
@mumew.munichslbเป็นกำลังใจให้ทุกๆคนนะคะ💖🥺♬ River Flows in You – Thomas Swanson
And this was what she told the customer:
“Hair is a part of every woman’s life. In many ways, it is the form of our confidence. Hair loss linked to chemotherapy is a very sensitive thing, but we would like to say that you are beautiful with or without hair. You are no different from others and you are still the same beautiful person. I shave your head and mine, we’re friends!”
Hello, who’s chopping onions here?
Not sure about you, but the barber’s visible way of encouraging the cancer-battling customer has certainly had our eyes raining, and we sincerely hope that the woman completes her chemotherapy and come out stronger than ever!