Boy requests haircut to match balding neighbor

Posted May 28, 2016

BRADFORD, U.K. — Eat your heart out, Benjamin Button.

A little boy in England admired his neighbor’s haircut so much, he begged his obliging uncle to give him a matching ’do. For an amateur, the uncle did a pretty stellar job.

The only problem — the neighbor with the killer hair doesn’t actually have much of it, at least not on top.

Sean Wrightson said his nephew came to him with a very specific plan — no hair on top, but some on the sides and in the back, according to Today. Just like the neighbor, who happened to be the boy’s idol.

“Being the great uncle I am, I give the kid what he wanted,” Wrightston wrote on his Facebook page.

Wrightston posted a photo of his masterpiece, which has since been liked and shared nearly 30,000 times. And according to the boy’s mother, Joanne Wrightson, her son was one very satisfied customer.

Mom, however, wasn’t quite as thrilled as her son. She commented on the photo with an updated photo of the “fix” — which involved shaving the sides but leaving a bit of a tail in the back.

She said she got a kick out of all the attention the photo received, all because of a “crazy uncle.”

“He was very proud of his new cut,” Joanne Wrightson wrote. “We all died laughing.”

Jessica Ivins is a content manager for and contributor to the Motherhood Matters section.


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