Friends and Family Shave Their Heads in Solidarity With Loved One Who Started Breast Cancer Treatment
They proved how familial support provides strength and hope as one goes through the emotionally and physically exhausting process of fighting cancer.
What would you do to support your loved one if they had to battle cancer? One woman's friends and family went above and beyond to ensure she knew they were rooting for her in her breast cancer journey. In a video shared on TikTok by @shee_browsandlashes, a group of people—kids included—are seen getting their heads shaven in solidarity with their loved one who started breast cancer treatment. Since being uploaded, the video of their heartwarming gesture has spread across the internet as a powerful message for breast cancer awareness.
The video begins with a woman entering the barbershop followed by a group of adults and children. One by one, they sit on the barber chairs and get their heads shaven. It gets more emotional when each member goes up to the cancer patient and embraces her in a warm hug. In the end, the woman herself goes bald as tears stream down her face.
Cancer can get lonely, and the feeling of isolation deepens as the treatment progress. This family has set an example of how emotional support like this provides strength and hope.
This video emerged as the epitome of sacrifice and support and has gained a million likes and around 4 million views on TikTok. The selfless gesture moved many social media users. @bee, a TikTok user, wrote: "This brought tears to my eyes. She is a warrior." @avaguciardo, said, "This is so genuine, and you can tell how much they care for each other. Love to see it."
Another TikToker, @TerriKatharyn, who lost her mother to cancer, commented, "I always told my mama that I would do this with her, but she never let me do it. It has been almost four months, and I miss her daily."
NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE!— GoodNewsCorrespondent (@GoodNewsCorres1) January 12, 2023
Family & friends shave their heads in solidarity with their loved one who started breast cancer treatment. ❤️🙏
The story didn't end here. A follow-up video shows the woman flaunting her baldhead with a bright smile as her family and the barbers clapped for her. Later they posed for a hairless family photograph and hugged. They conquered the first battle and geared up for the next.
@Raini, a TikTok user, said, "She looks so good. Cancer may try to take your hair, but we wouldn't let it take your life." She knows she is not alone, and that alone matters. @Annette, shared, "This was amazing. Both women looked beautiful with short hair. I lost mine to chemotherapy and have been rocking the short hair as it grows gradually. No wigs needed."
@christinawatsonseale wrote: "This is the most beautiful show of love and support I've ever seen. God Bless you all."