A barber has been receiving praise online after pictures were posted of him cutting an autistic boy’s hair.
Jamie Lewis and Denine Davies had a hard time finding a hairdresser who could give their 4-year-old autistic son, Mason, a haircut.
Mason experiences sensory overload when somebody tries to cut his hair, and it has been so bad at times that it can cause him physical pain, Metro reports.
Fortunately, Mason’s parents found James Williams.
Williams, 26, met with Mason a few times over the course of a month, the South Wales Evening Post reports.
"It was all about trying to get Mason comfortable with his surroundings," Williams told the paper.
"[Mason wouldn’t] let me go near one of his ears,” Williams said. "He would run away at times."
After a few failed attempts, Williams decided on Nov. 3 that rather than forcing Mason to sit in a chair for the haircut, he would leave him where he was — on the floor — and cut his hair there, reported South Wales Evening Post.
Mason laid on the floor, playing with an iPhone, while Williams successfully cut his hair.
Once the haircut was finished, Williams asked Mason for a high five — and got a hug instead.
Williams posted the story, along with photos, on Facebook, and the post has since reached over 1.5 million people, according to the South Wales Evening Post.