By Dominique Mosbergen, The Huffington Post
Fourth grader Kamarian Fox walked into a barbershop in Gastonia, North Carolina, on Monday, and made a beeline for a familiar face.
Grinning, the 9-year-old handed barber Mike Shelton his report card. He had received straight As.
“He said, “I’m here to get my free haircut,” Shelton told the Gaston Gazette of his young customer. “I said, ‘Brother, you’re a VIP today,’ and I brought him to the front of the line.”
The story of Kamarian’s free haircut and his friendship with the barber begins in August, when the boy, a day before starting fourth grade, first visited Next Level Barbershop, where Shelton works.
As Shelton cut Kamarian’s hair that day, the pair struck up a quick friendship.
“There was just something about Kam,” Shelton told the Gazette. “I could tell for his age he was super mature and he was a great dude.”
Shelton was inspired to make Kamarian a promise: He vowed to give the kid free haircuts for life. Kamarian’s end of the deal is to earn good grades in school.
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