Texas teacher donates 14 inches of hair to "Hair We Share"

Hairdresser, Comb, Long Hair, Scissors
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Brent Caldwell, a teacher with the Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, has been growing his hair the last three years.

Recently, however, the Student Success Academy teacher CUT his hair in order to do "Something Good."

Caldwell donated 14 inches of his hair to "Hair We Share," a nonprofit that helps make and provide wigs to people who have lost their hair due to a medical condition. Caldwell told NBC 5, "To be able to do this for the kids, and do it myself, for me really, I just wanted to spread that positive thing. There’s so much negativity in the world."

Caldwell’s donation is part of Lake Pointe Elementary School’s "Acts of Kindness" project, in which they hope to complete 10 million acts of kindness by the end of this school year.

Caldwell said, "I try to share only positive things with people around me, because there are already so many negative things in our daily basis, and I don’t want to add into that. That’s something that is my own personal philosophy, and I try to pass on the kids and tell them our only real job as people is to make someone else’s day better, or make someone else feel better. And when you get older you are going to be running the world, and we need good people in charge. So this is a great way to start."