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Iranian Teacher Ali Mohammadian Shaves Head To Support Bullied Bald Student (PICTURE)

A teacher in Iran has made a heartwarming gesture of solidarity with an unwell student – by shaving his own head.

Ali Mohammadian took the drastic measure after noticing one of his students, who is believed to have lost his hair through cancer, was being bullied by his classmates at Sheikh Shaltoot elementary school in Marivan, a Kurdish city in west Iran.

He posted a picture of himself with his newly shaved head, alongside the little boy and his classmates, on Facebook on 22 December.

The image was shared hundreds of times and word of Mohammadian’s kind gesture spread.

According to a 12 January report on this Iranian Kurdistan online news site, the 45-year-old was named “hero of the week” by popular Iranian TV show Paysh.

“Everyone in the school now wants to shave their head.”

What’s more, within a matter of days, Mohammadian says his 23 other students were so inspired by their teacher’s action, they too decided to shave their heads.

Well done, Sir.

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