ENTERPRISE, Ala (WTVY) -- It's a big day for Carter "Macray" Ledford of Ozark.
He's been growing his hair out for more than 2 years, and he got the chance to donate more than a foot of it.
Macray says, "I had a teacher named Ms. Johnson and she lost her three year old baby girl to cancer. She was the nicest teacher I ever had, and once her daughter passed away, I thought it was the nicest thing I could do for her."
Thursday afternoon, he donated his hair to Wigs For Kids, an organization that donates wigs to kids suffering from various medical issues as well as cancer.
Macray knows that something taken for granted like hair can make a big difference in someone's day.
He tells us, "The best I could do is at least donate my hair to people who want to feel something, like someone cares about them."
His mother, Faith Ledford says, "I'm really proud of him, especially living in a small community where boys at his school don't typically have long hair. So we've had fun over the last couple of years."
Now Macray's long locks are ready for someone in need.
But his generous donation won't just be a one time deal. He says after he donates the hair he cut, he's growing it out again for another donation.