A barber from Wales had been having a hard time trying to give an autistic boy a haircut.
But after months of trying, they finally overcame his fear.
James Williams, known as Jim the Trim, described the experience on his Facebook page of how he got Mason to have a “proper haircut”, by lying on the floor next to him.
They had previously spent months trying different ways to trim his hair after someone recommended James to the boy’s parents.
Mason was recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and James explained that Mason would often run away in fear.
“But today I finally achieved it,” he wrote on Facebook on Nov. 3.
“We both layed [sic] on the floor in silence & he allowed me to cut away & give him his first proper haircut.”
People with ASD can experience increased sensitivity, which make everyday situations uncomfortable or distressing to them.
Good work, Jim the Trim!