Despite the boy's distress, the barber encourages him with a high five and a smile, displaying unwavering support.
Some people try to change the world, one step at a time. Their efforts truly touch our hearts and make us smile. Similarly, a man has opened a special needs barber shop for children with disabilities. In the video uploaded by @yourkindofcuts on TikTok, we see the barbershop and the text overlay on the video reads, "Trust the process." A man is giving a haircut to a young boy. As the young boy cries, the man cheers him with a high five and a smile. The man shows patience and love for the boy as he slowly tries it again. Also, the man encourages the boy and says, "You are doing a good, good job."
Soon, the man gives a few toys to the boy to soothe him and continues with the haircut. The father was about to hand candy to his son, but the barber intervenes and says, "We wait until he's done to reward him. Otherwise, we are rewarding him for standing up." The barber also tells the father that he has a system of how to give the best haircut to kids with special needs and that he does not need to worry about his kid.
After some time, he is done with the haircut and the young boy looks adorable. The barber then holds the young boy with care, smiles at him and says, "High five. I am super proud of you. Good job. You did it." He also asks him if he likes it. It is an adorable video as the child's father also looks happy with how the barber gives his son a haircut. This video has touched the hearts of many and has garnered over 8 million views.
Many people shared how they loved the video and the effort of the barber. @Cali commented, "I love the way you communicated with the dad in such a professional manner, even having patience for the parents." @Deedra wrote, "Love this. Most people would write him off as a "bad kid" not realizing he's just overstimulated." @speechbird21 mentioned, "Thank you for being patient and kind to our autistic friends."
@Hallie expressed, "As someone who sometimes has to educate parents during music therapy sessions I totally loved how he communicated his need for space to do his job." @WatermelonJollyRancher appreciated the barber's efforts as he wrote, "As someone who sometimes has to educate parents during music therapy sessions, I totally loved how he communicated his need for space to do his job."
This video was uploaded on Reddit by u/Soloflow786 and captioned, "Came across a TikTok of the guy who opened a special needs barber shop and it's so precious, the patience and care is overwhelming." The video has 89.5K upvotes on Reddit. People loved the patience and the warmth and were quick to comment.
u/ChonyLee shared their experience, "It is a dangerous game, and he played it perfectly. As a parent of an autistic child who was at the center of many public disturbances, the instinct to rush in and take over when your child is in distress with an authority figure is strong, especially when 99% of people don't quite know how to handle a child with a disability. This guy does." u/Lyme860 wrote, "People like this fabulous barber are 1 in a million! Thank you for posting this."