Am Iowa six-grader named Jackson, who is a better man than you or I, shaved his head in solidarity with his grandfather, who has Stage 4 Lymphoma. But since kids can be the worst, when Jackson showed up at school with his new 'do, he got teased by his classmates.
"Some of his friends came up to him and asked, 'Hey, do you have cancer?' or 'Hey, baldy,'" Tim Hadley, the principal at Jackson's school, told Fox46.
So Hadley, being the kind of principal I thought only existed in movies, had an idea. He told Jackson to bring clippers to school, and called an impromptu assembly last week. Then he called Jackson to the front of the classroom.
"I said, 'I'm really proud of you for what you did,'" Hadley recalls. "'I think it takes a lot of maturity and I think it takes a lot of pride and a lot of boldness to do what you did and I want to support you.'"
Hadley then asked Jackson to shave his (Hadley's) head in front of the whole school. Jackson agreed, as the students cheered him on.
Luckily the whole thing was caught on video, which you can watch here:
"The lesson here is this," says Hadley in the video. "If you truly believe in something, stand up for it. Even if it's different." He added: "If you believe in someone else, stand up for them and make a difference."
Let Jackson and Hadley be an inspiration to us all. Not only do they both believe in standing up for what's right and making sacrifices, but they both look cool AF with their heads shaved.