Tyler Boone is 10 years old and has been growing out his hair for two years in order to donate a wig for his friend. Boone has braved bullies and tangles to grow out his locks, and his efforts finally paid off right after the new year began.
With hair falling past his shoulders, Boone went to Florida to get a long-awaited haircut and to see his friend Gabby Ruiz. Ruiz was diagnosed with alopecia-areata when she was four years old. The disorder has prevented her from growing hair, hence the need for a realistic wig. Gabby is 12 now, and finally has the means to get her own custom wig thanks to her friend Tyler.