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Kindergartner Shaves Head To Show Support For Bald Best Friend

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - The power of one awesome friendship playing out in a local kindergarten class is now spreading to the whole school.

Kindergartner Jackson was feeling nervous about his new look, so that's when his best friend Jordan stepped in.

Jackson has something called has alopecia, a medical condition that causes hair loss.

His hair fell out. It was only two weeks ago that he had a full head of hair.

"Sunday night it was really bad. There were lots of tears and I was nervous. He didn't know what the kids in class would think or say," said Arine LeStrange, Jackson's mother.

His buddy, Jordan, had an idea. He would make sure that Jackson wouldn't be the only bald kid in class, so he shaved his head as well.

"My first reaction was 'oh my gosh, no it's cold,' but he told me it would be OK. 'It would be the two of us. We could be our own team.' I couldn't say no," said Jamie Reynolds, Jordan's mother.

So Jordan shaved his head.

"I will never forget Jackson's smile the next morning," said Reynolds. "I could cry talking about it."

They even formed their own club, calling themselves Team Awesome, because they are awesome.

Just when you think their story couldn't be more awesome, something really amazing happened. Each day the boys showed up at school, another kid had shaved his head.

"Each day we drop off, and a kid would run up to show off his shaved head," said LeStrange.

So now there are six members of Team Awesome, including the principal of their school.

"It taught me something. I'm 30 years old and my first reaction is 'it's cold outside,' and he just wanted to be like his friend," said Reynolds.

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