Before Kieran Moïse left to serve his country, he decided to cut his afro and donate it to children battling cancer.
Moïse has been growing a large afro for years, now measuring a whopping 19 inches, according to “Good Morning America.”
Once he was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy, he knew he had to get rid of his hair but was determined to give it to a good cause, AL reports.
“When I knew it was going off anyways, I wanted to do something good with it,” Moïse told “Good Morning America” after cutting his hair last month.
The nonprofit makes wigs for children and teens who have lost their hair due to cancer, burns, and alopecia.
Moïse took to social media and made flyers to a brewery in Huntsville, Alabama to promote his big chop. Family, friends and teachers all took turns cutting his hair.
He also started a fundraiser called “Kieran’s Curls for Cancer” and hoped to raise $1,000 per inch of hair he had ($19,000). He ended up raising a more than $35,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is the same organization that helped his friend Josh Quist, who died when they were both in middle school.
Moïse’s goal is to spread kindness.
“I know I’ve had rough days where someone just does something nice for me or I see them do something nice to someone else, and I remember that the whole day,” he told the AP.