'I felt really proud': Boy grows hair for 2 years to help girl with cancer

So much hair on his head; so much kindness his heart.

When Thomas Moore saw his mom watching a video of a girl with cancer back in 2014, he thought she was a boy because she had lost her hair, prompting his mom to explain cancer and chemotherapy to her young son.

“He got this really sorrowful look over his face,” his mom, Angilea Pulos, told TODAY. And, “quick as a flash,” he asked if he could grow his hair and give it to the girl he had never met, saying he wanted her to be happy.

“I figured it would be the right thing to do, to donate my hair to her,” said Thomas, now 10. “I felt like sad and I also felt heroic.”

Thomas let his hair grow and grow for two years before he got a major haircut — which lasted more than 4 hours — earlier this month, and he smiled as the scissors snipped. “After we were done,” the fifth grader said, “I felt really proud of myself.”

Sadly, the girl in the video, Kyssi Andrews, died last year at age 6. Although Thomas did not learn about her death until after his cut, the family hopes his hair can be made into wigs to help several kids with cancer. The stylist who cut Thomas’ hair specializes in processing African-American hair and believes there is enough hair for three wigs, Pulos said.

Pulos, of Bowie, Maryland, is proud of her son’s selflessness.