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Jones Boy Grows Hair Out For 'Locks Of Love'

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Taylor and the rest of the 4th grade gathered in the cafeteria and anxiously awaited one simple cut. Taylor and the rest of the 4th grade gathered in the cafeteria and anxiously awaited one simple cut.
And after cleaning up the edges, spikes are what he got. And after cleaning up the edges, spikes are what he got.
JONES, Oklahoma -

At first glance, you might question the length of Ricky Taylor's hair. But if you asked him why his hair is to the middle of his back, he has one answer much shorter than his locks.

When 10-year-old Ricky Taylor isn't busy pranking his grandma, he's giving her and her heart a break.

"I scare her with my snake sometimes," said Jones 4th-grader, Ricky Taylor. "We go fishing a whole lot."

In his time away from grandma, it's easy to tell Taylor likes to avoid the barber.

"I'm not one of them fancy people," said Taylor.

Fancy or not, this isn't Taylor's act of rebellion. Actually, it's just the opposite.

"He is always wanting to help somebody," his mom said.

For over two years, Taylor has been growing out his hair for one reason.

"So I can donate it to the sick people," Taylor said.

People that benefit from Locks of Love.

"He said that's what I want to do and I said okay," said Taylor 's mom, April Taylor.

So Taylor and the rest of the 4th grade gathered in the cafeteria and anxiously awaited one simple cut.

"I feel happy, proud, proud moment," April said.

Before the cut, Taylor already had a plan.

"I'm going for spikes," Taylor said.

And after cleaning up the edges, spikes are what he got.

"He had grown up. He looked so different," April said.

But Taylor's stranded pony tail is no random act of kindness.

"Whenever my mom told me her mom had cancer," Taylor said.

That's right. Taylor's grandma is a breast cancer survivor. And all Taylor wanted was to make someone else smile just a strand of how much he makes his grandma smile.

"Whoever gets it is going to be real happy," Taylor said.

Taylor's pony-tail measured in at a qualifying 10 and half inches. His family plans to mail the hair off Wednesday.

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