This Painfully Sweet 3-Year-Old Will Make You Want to Donate Your Hair

We almost can't handle the cuteness.

Emily James
(Image credit: YouTube)

If you needed the nudge to donate your hair to wig programs for cancer patients, here's all the motivation you needed. (And if you're looking to restore your faith in humanity, this will do that, too.)

Emily James is three years old, and she's already got more empathy than some people 10 times her age. Sitting in a chair at the salon where her uncle Matthew works, the tot explains the reason she'll be getting her hair cut.

"Sometimes kids get sick, and then their hair falls out. That's really really sad," she says. "I don't want any kids to be sad that they have no hair. What I want to do is give them my hair. Because I have more hair, just cut some of the hair off and give it to someone!"

Heart. Melting. The video has already received 8 million views on Facebook, 4 million on YouTube, and is rapidly growing.

Watch the video below, and if you're thinking of making the chop to donate—learn more about Pantene's great program "Beautiful Lengths," which provides free wigs to women battling cancer.

You should also check out:

Cuts Against Cancer

All the Crazy Things Women Used to Style Their Hair With

What Every Young Woman Should Know About Breast Cancer

Samantha Leal
Samantha Leal

I'm Sam, the senior editor at I love shining a light on awesome people doing things that matter, cool products and hacks for everyday life, and advice you'll actually use. I'm pretty much always looking for the perfect GIF for any situation. When I'm not trolling the internet, I can be found dancing like a weirdo or napping like it's my job. Right now, I'm probably eating or drinking something filled with sugar or booze. (Sorry, mom.)