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North Carolina Barber Makes Incredible Promise To 9-Year-Old

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

A North Carolina barber made a promise to a young boy in hopes that he would raise his grades.

“If you come back to me in a few months with your report card and if you have straight A’s, I said, I’m going to cut your hair for the rest of your life for free,” Mike Shelton recalled to FOX 46 Charlotte.

Little did he know that Kamarian Fox would take the the promise to heart and return with an exceptional report card.

That day, Shelton became one of the barbers around the country giving free haircuts for a good cause, much like the one who offers them to homeless people.

The 9-year-old, who had visited the barbershop months prior, mentioned that he had never accomplished such a feat. But, something about Shelton’s promise encouraged Fox to work harder in school.

Stunned, Shelton shared a photo of the two together on his Facebook page, writing, “Let’s give it up for this young man!”

The post was shared over 2,000 times, and many people commented congratulating the young boy. Others also commended Shelton for inspiring Fox to do better.

“Good job young man, good things come to those who work hard! Mr. Mike Shelton, you are awesome for helping him be motivated. Very nice story,” one Facebook user wrote.

Watch below and please SHARE to encourage others to do the same for the children in their neighborhood!

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