A barber is getting a lot of praise after going above and beyond to make sure one of his youngest clients always walked away looking sharp.
Wyatt Lafreniere, 6, of Quebec was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old, ABC News reports. He is hypersensitive to touch and noise and doesn’t like when people touch his hair, which makes getting haircuts a big challenge.
Luckily, his mother, Fauve, met barber Franz Jakob who owns Authentischen Barbier. He has been cutting Wyatt’s hair for the past two years, always going above and beyond to get the job done. He always schedules Wyatt in the last appointment slot of the day to ensure he can take as much time as needed to get the job done. He told “Today” that it can take up to 90 minutes to get the job done right.
“I was nervous the first time,” Fauve told ABC News. “But now, I just feel blessed that we have Mr. Jakob in our life, in every way.”
A photo posted by Fauve on her Facebook page of a recent visit to the barber launched Franz into viral fame. The photo shows Franz laying on the floor of the salon, surrounded by hair clippings, in order to cut Wyatt’s hair as he played.
Franz said he’s just doing his job. He also cuts hair for terminally ill children for free.
“I’m just being really, really, really patient because they are the drivers. I’m not the one driving those moments,” said Franz.