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Students surprise classmate who has cancer by shaving their heads in solidarity

The students cheered on their classmate who shaved their head and then went outside class to shave their own in solidarity.

Students surprise classmate who has cancer by shaving their heads in solidarity
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A video of students shaving their heads in solidarity with their friend who was undergoing chemotherapy has gone viral on the internet. The adorable video starts with students waiting in anticipation for their friend to enter class. The person enters with a beanie on his head, after shaving his head. Students rise up to clap for their friend as a couple of them hug him. He can be seen sharing some kind words with them and thanking them. Shortly after this, the video cuts to outdoors where a line of people are sitting on chairs as some of their friends use trimmers to shave their heads in solidarity with their friend. The video shared by goodnews_movement was posted with the caption "NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE: Group of students shaves their heads in solidarity with their buddy who just started cancer treatments. A beautiful & uplifting surprise. ā¤ļøšŸ˜­."



The second half of the video features montages of students shaving each other's heads in solidarity. There was even a shot of what seems to be a teacher getting their head shaved. The video appears to be from Brazil and it sure touched an emotional chord with many. "These beautiful children give me such hope ā¤ļøā¤ļøā¤ļøšŸ™Œ truly touching. Keep fighting young man šŸ˜šŸ‘šŸ‘," wrote one person. "Always time for a cry and knowing humanity is beautiful," added another. "GOD is GOOD! This is what it's all about. Our children are the future and we need to do better as parents! ā¤ļøšŸ™šŸ„°," commented another user. One user wrote, "Such a touching moment, Iā€™m sure this means the world to know someone cares šŸ™." Another user added, "It was such a beautiful gesture!! That young man will not fight alone!! Young ppl stay proving how compassionate they can be!!" People just couldn't get enough of their humanity. "Soooo refreshing and beautiful to see humanity be so compassionate, empathetic, and kind," wrote one user. 

The video reminds us of the time 80 students shaved their heads for their 9-year-old friend Marlee Pack, who was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer. She returned to Meridian Elementary School in Broomfield, Colorado, and her best friend Cameron McLaughlin shaved her head to donate her long, curly locks. "When Cameron told Marlee she was thinking about shaving her head, Marlee got a huge smile on her face and said 'we can be baldy besties together!'" said Cheray McLaughlin, Cameron's mom, reported TODAY.


What started out as a kind act from Cameron snowballed into a school-wide movement called "Be Bold, Be Brave, Go Bald." More than 80 students, three woman teachers, two principals and a student's mom got their heads shaved in solidarity with Marlee Pack. "We thought, what if we asked people to donate their hair or shave their head to raise money for a good cause?" said McLaughlin, who eventually worked with teacher Jody Hempelmann to raise funds for St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization that supports childhood cancer research. The students ended up raising more than $25,000. "I didn't think that many people would shave their heads, but I feel good about going back to school and not being the only bald one," said Marlee, who also got to shave her first grade teacher Erin Dupper's head. "I feel very connected to Marlee and wanted to do something to show her how much I care, so I thought shaving my head seemed like an easy thing to do," said Dupper.

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