The young boy, who is from the UK, was inspired by a soccer player to grow his hair until now and the only reason he cut it was to help other children.
Long locks are usually associated with women and girls, but there are many men who prefer to keep their mane long as well. A little man who is a fan of long locks is this gorgeous 9-year-old boy from the UK, Reilly Stancombe. Initially, he wanted to grow his hair long to look like his soccer inspiration, Garath Bale. Bale is a professional Welsh soccer player who plays as a winger for Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid and the Wales national team. He is usually seen with a tiny bun atop his head when he's playing.
Reilly Stancombe, 9, was so inspired by Bale while growing up that he never cut his hair in his life until now. He would often play football with his hair flowing and looked great while doing so. This inspiring little boy from Little Clacton, Essex, suffers from a bowel condition and gets treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Here, inevitably he saw many children who are suffering much harsher health issues like cancer. He got the inspiration to cut his hair after seeing those unfortunate kids, said his mother, 30-year-old Daisy Canny, as per the SUN UK.
He donated his long hair for wigs for children after growing it for 9 and a half years and also raised more than £6,000 for The Little Princess Trust cancer charity. Initially, when he went to get the haircut he was "scared" but after he got the new look he "loves" it short. "I really hope this will make a lot of people happy," said Reilly, adding that he hoped children "won't feel like they're different anymore" once they have a wig. The haircut was done at Masters & Misters in Clacton-on-Sea.
Reilly looked handsome with his longlocks, but with a heart as generous, his new look suited him equally well. After the haircut, he was shocked at how much hair he had previously. "I was looking at it like 'what?'," he said, as per BBC. "I didn't think it was actually that long, then when I looked at it, it was massive. It felt weird to see it not in my hair, and to be in my hand," he added. Daisy said her son's hair was "sort of his identity really" as he was known as "Reilly with the long hair."
He wasn't the only little boy with long hair who donated his long looks for wigs for children. The charity also received 12 inches of hair from Gabriel Rowcroft-James, ten, of Milton Keynes. He had allowed his hair to grow long for two years before donating it, as per the SUN UK. The young boys are an inspiration for other little children. This video shows little Reilly playing around with his 2-feet-long hair being the 9 year old that he is. The moment the long lock was cut says much although no words were spoken.
According to a GoFundMe page started by Daisy, The Little Princess Trust provides "real hair wigs for children and young people suffering" from hair loss due to cancer treatment and other conditions. The charity also provides financial assistance, where funds allow, for research projects focussing on finding less toxic treatments for paediatric cancers.