3-Year-Old Girl's Gift to Cancer Patients Will Move You to Tears (VIDEO)

emily's hairMaybe 3-year-olds get an unfair rep for being selfish. Here's one little girl proving us all wrong. Three-year-old Emily donated her hair to children with cancer. Her parents showed her photos of children who had lost their hair and suggested she help. Emily agreed to cut off her long, golden-brown hair. Listen to her tell the story in her own words and you'll see how deeply she understands what she's doing and how her actions could help someone else.

It's so simple to her! Some kids are sad about losing their hair, and she has more than enough to share. She might as well give some of it away, right? I've been a little girl, though, and I know how attached you can be to your long hair. Hell, I'm a grown-ass woman, and I'd have a hard time letting go of my semi-long hair.

But sometimes kids have a way of illuminating our priorities. Having long hair is great. But helping someone to not be sad is so much better. Emily's parents must be incredibly proud but also touched and humbled.

It's so sweet that her uncle got to be the one to cut her hair. I love how she wanted her doll's hair cut first. And her uncle did it! Look -- it's so cute.

cutting hair

But nowhere near as cute as Emily! Kindness and compassion are beautiful. And yeah, Emily's bob is also quite chic. I love the look, don't you?

Do you think this kind of unselfishness is typical of most 3-year-olds? 


Image via Richard James/YouTube


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shutu... shuturpiehole

Her parents suggested it. They showed her pictures, and planted the idea in her head and pushed it on her. She agreed to do it because her parents wanted her to. Way to go mom and dad! NOT.

fave82 fave82

^^ I'm so glad someone else noticed that. I mean, if shes happy to do it, then great. I'm all for raising compassionate, generous children. But thruth is, she was shown pictures of sick children and then ASKED to do it by her parents. That's kinda awful.

nonmember avatar dodie

Why didn't the mom cut have her own hair cut and donated? it is so long in the video!!!! Kind of a big stress for a 3 year old.

nonmember avatar Gosh!!

In the video you can tell her MOM's hair is highlighted, you cannot donate hair that is. Quit being a bunch of haters.

Sophi... SophiasChoice

I wonder why the mother didn't donate her own hair.

Sandy Castor

God Bless her Angel heart. She is beyojond her years in sharing, and adorable of her. She will make many a young child to not feel so different to other children in her fmily, friends and school.

She truly is an Angel.

nonmember avatar dodie

Not being haters and yes Locks of Loves does take colored hair...look on their Hair FAQs on their website The mother could have donated her own hair as well.

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