Georgia boy grows out hair for 2 years to help friend with Alopecia

GEORGIA -- A boy in Georgia has spent two years growing out his hair to help his friend in Florida who lost her hair.

10-year-old Tyler Boone wanted to help his friend, 12-year-old Gabby Ruiz, who lost her hair because of the hair loss disorder, Alopecia.

So Tyler helped to make her a wig and didn't care at all that he's been mistaken for a girl himself these past two years.

"I am cutting my hair for Gabby, I want to make her happy," he said.

Tyler grew 12 inches of hair, with Gabby doing the honors of finally cutting it.

Gabby got a brand new wig courtesy of her dear friend, and Tyler got a whole new look of his own.

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