For toddlers, even the most mundane and routine practices are still brand-new and potentially frightening.
A recent viral video shows a little boy who is experiencing just such a scary moment, and the reaction of those around him is so heartwarming it’s no wonder the boy cheers right up. It all started when the child was getting a haircut at a barbershop in Italy.
As you can tell from his face, this little boy is not very happy about having his hair cut! He cries and whines, but within a few seconds, he hears a sound from across the room. As the camera pans over we see three other barbers standing near their chairs, singing their hearts out to distract the frightened child. Their clients are grinning at the boy as well, clearly amused by the barbers’ impromptu performance.
The song they’re singing is the Italian translation “I Due Liocorni,” which means “The Unicorn Song.” It is based on the children’s poem “The Unicorn” by Shel Silverstein, which tells the tale of how the unicorns missed the sailing of Noah’s Ark just before the great flood.
“There was green alligators and long-necked geese,
Some humpty-backed camels and some chimpanzees,
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born,
The loveliest of all was the Unicorn.”
Regardless of the song’s meaning, its purpose was clear: to distract this little boy from what’s happening on the top of his head. And it worked!
The little boy’s tears dried up quickly as he watched the grown men singing the silly song. His barber can’t help but grin as he continues to cut the child’s hair in relative peace. Now that the video is going viral we all get a chance to watch these fun-loving men go the extra mile to help a scared little boy.
Watch the fun Italian barbers doing their thing in the video below, and be sure to share this lighthearted moment with others.
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