In a world where kindness and compassion often take a backseat to the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s refreshing to see a story of selflessness and generosity go viral. Cincinnati native Vernon Jackson is doing just that with his GIFTED program, a free haircuts program for kids with special needs. Through this program, Jackson has been able to bring joy and comfort to kids like Ellison, a special little boy with Down syndrome, and his parents.
The viral video of Ellison’s haircut with Jackson has been viewed over two million times, and it’s easy to see why. In the video, Ellison is clearly comfortable and at ease with Jackson, something his parents say is usually a source of anxiety. Through Jackson’s individual attention and care, Ellison and his parents have been able to experience a moment of joy and connection that will be remembered forever.
Jackson’s GIFTED program is funded through donations, and he has a goal of $15,000. If you are interested in donating to help Jackson and the GIFTED program reach its goal, click here.
This story is a reminder of the power of kindness and generosity. It’s a reminder that small acts of kindness can have a lasting impact on those around us, and it’s a reminder that we all have the power to make a difference in the lives of others.
So, let’s take a moment to appreciate the selfless act of Vernon Jackson and the GIFTED program, and let’s all be inspired to make a difference in our own way.