McAllen man donates 'Locks Of Love' for Christmas

A man, who hasn't had a hair cut in eight years, chops it off in the name of love.

Cory Lindgren kisses a picture of his father as he sits down to get his hair cut.

While it's a big step that he's taking, it's something dear to his heart.

"My dad died of colon cancer 10 years ago," he said.

After growing out his hair for the last eight years|Cory wants to cut it off to donate for a special cause.

I wanted to give a gift to somebody this year for Christmas that I don't know," said Lindgren.

Out of love and in memory of his father, Cory is getting his hair cut and donating it to Locks of Love.

"It instills confidence to a child that has lost their hair or an adult that has lost their hair," he said.

A few snips and farewell, Cory said he's grown attached to his long locks, but knows this Christmas gift will put a smile on someone's face.

Cory's barber has had one other customer donate to Locks of Love.

"It's good that people think that way. They need a lot of help," said John Arispe of City Barber Shop in McAllen.

Cory hadn't had a haircut, not even a trim for eight years, so his friend Michael came along for support, and let's not forget Cory's father.

Cory could tell his dad was there rooting him on.

"Dad, I'm pretty sure he's proud of me right now," said Lindgren.

For more information on how you can donate to Locks of Love visit