For two years, a 10-year-old Georgia boy ignored the bullies while growing his hair out – all to help a family friend who had lost her own.
Gabby Ruiz, 12, was diagnosed with alopecia-areata, a hair loss disorder, at the age of 4.
So with his locks falling to his shoulders, Tyler Boone met Ruiz last week at a mall in Brandon, Florida, where she lives, for a photo shoot of the big haircut.
The two have shared a friendship hundreds of miles apart after meeting years ago, WFTS in Tampa reported.
Although Gabby has gone through different types of treatments, she’s been unable to grow her hair, so Tyler decided he wanted to make her a wig. “He said, ‘Well, it’s just hair, I can grow hair,’” Tyler’s mom, Denise Boone, told ABC News.
Tyler has been growing his hair so long he’s been mistaken for a girl.
“I’m used to it now,” he said.
But, with a smile on his face, the 10-year-old spoke about how he met …