Heart of gold! Selfless 10-year-old boy grows his hair for two years just so he can make a wig for his female friend who suffers from alopecia
A boy with a heart of gold grew out his hair for two years so he could donate 12 inches of his shiny brown locks to a friend who has a hair loss disorder.
Tyler Boone, 10, from Georgia, started growing out his hair so he could make a wig for his family friend Gabby Ruiz, 12, who has been suffering from alopecia areata since she was four.
The selfless boy told ABC Action News that he simply wanted to make his friend happy, and he has learned to shrug off the numerous times over the past two years that he has been mistaken for a girl.
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Amazing: Tyler Boone (pictured), 10, from Georgia, started growing out his hair so he could make a wig for his family friend Gabby Ruiz, 12
Difficult diagnosis: Gabby has been suffering from alopecia areata, a hair loss disorder, since she was four
'I'm used to it now,' he said.
Although Tyler and Gabby live hundreds of miles apart from each other, they have remained friends despite the distance.
Tyler and Gabby's families reunited at the JCPenney's store at the Westfield Brandon Mall in Florida on Thursday, and the duo posed for a photoshoot together.
Strike a pose: The friends, who lives hundreds of miles apart, reunited for a photoshoot at the JCPenney's store at the Westfield Brandon Mall in Florida on Thursday
There she goes! Gabby had the honor of cutting Tyler's ponytail off before his official hair cut
Perfect: Tyler's thick ponytail was 12-inches long, and will be used to make a wig for Gabby
The boy explained that he was about to get his haircut for Gabby, but first she had the honor of chopping off his 12-inch ponytail.
They headed to the salon side-by-side, and in less than an hour Tyler had a whole new 'do.
After two years of growing out his hair, Tyler opted for a streamlined buzz-cut, which completely transformed his appearance.
Total transformation: Tyler said he felt 'different' after he opted to get a buzz-cut
Best of friends: Gabby gushed that Tyler is a 'great person', and they happily posed together after his hair cut
'It's cool,' Gabby said of the haircut, and Tyler noted that he feels 'different'.
Tyler's hair will be donated to the nonprofit, Children with Hair Loss, which will make a wig just for Gabby.
Although Gabby was a bit shy during the interview with the news station, she couldn't resist gushing about her doting pal.
'He's a great person. He's amazing,' she said.
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