Barber Goes Above and Beyond to Make Boy with Autism Feel Comfortable During Haircut

Although it’s something that many of us take for advantage, for someone who has been diagnosed with autism something as simple as getting a haircut can be extremely difficult. It’s a struggle that Mason and his parents Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies’ know all too well as the experience of having a stranger hold scissors so near to someones head can be incredible unsettling and it was no different when Mason recently went to get his hair cut at Jim the Trim, at least that was until barber James Williams did something incredible.

For the past few months Williams had been trying to find ways to cut Masons hair but had been having difficulties, “he wouldn’t allow me to go near one of his ears he would run away on times if he wasn’t up to it” he wrote on Facebook.

He then tried a different tactic. Instead of sitting Mason in a chair he decided to lay down on the floor with him, “we both laid on the floor in silence & he allowed me to cut away & give him his first proper haircut.” Afterwards Williams went to give Mason a high five but Mason didn’t think that was enough and gave Williams a hug instead. 

After his first post went viral on Facebook Williams took to his profile again to thank everyone stating that “Mason is a superstar. I’m so touched to have made an impact globally for all. To have raised awareness for ASD.. honestly, I’m truly touched.” For more information you can visit William’s Facebook and Instagram.

via The Mighty

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