Barber moves cancer patient to tears after shaving off his own hair in support

A barber brought people to tears after he shaved off his own hair in solidarity with a man with cancer.

Neftali Martín, who suffered hair loss as a side effect of chemotherapy to treat his lymphoma cancer, had gone to get his hair shaved by his pal Joel Ortega González.

Neftali, who is also a barber, set up a camera to capture the moment he said goodbye to his hair at the barbershop in Alicante, Spain.

Immediately after cutting off all of Neftali’s hair, Joel turns the clippers on his own head, bit by bit shaving off his own blonde hair.

Clearly overwhelmed by the gesture, Neftali starts welling up.

The clip was uploaded by Neftali on TikTok, where he’s known as @neftabarber – and has since racked up more than 9.4 million views.

He then posted the clip on Instagram, where he also explained a little more about what happened.

“For those who do not know him @imjooeel is not just a co-worker, he is like a brother to me. I love you bro.”

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The Lords and Barbers shop, where both Neftali and Joel work, also shared the video, adding: “We want to travel this path with you, together as we have always been.

“We want to show you what true friendship is, because we are all one.”

It added: “For the moments that we have passed and those that we have left to live. What the barbershop unites, let no one separate it.”

Since being posted, the video has racked up more than 2.3 million likes and 27,000 comments.

One person said: “Man did not even hesitate to take his own hair off.”

Another said: “Not your barber anymore because that is your brother now.”

While a third commented: “Bro I’m not crying you’re crying! Mad respect!”

“Idk what you just did to me but I needed that feeling of restoration in humanity,” said a fourth.