When a North Carolina barber made a deal with his nine-year-old customer, neither one anticipated the national attention they would be receiving a few months later. Kamarian Fox took up barber Mike Shelton’s challenge to do better in school, with the promise of free haircuts for life if he earned straight-A’s on his report cards. When Fox shared his accomplishment with Shelton on November 16, the Gastonia barber posted a celebratory note on his Facebook page.
The word soon went viral, earning both airtime on local and national news outlets.
Fox and Shelton appeared on “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Saturday, where Fox shared that the secret to his accomplishment was “just hard work” and believing in himself.
Shelton, who described Fox as a “super bright young man,” said he never doubted the 4th-grader could do it.
“I had no doubt in him, to be honest with you.”
After posting on Facebook, Shelton continued to update his page with appearances and news that featured the story. He even invited others to take up the challenge.
“This is NOT about me @ all, it’s a #Challenge to encourage others to reach our kids/youth & encourage them in their studies.”
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