Elderly Father Snips Away Son’s Hair to Learn Hairdressing for Sick Wife

November 12, 2020 Updated: January 25, 2021

A dedicated husband and father, at nearly 60 years of age, is learning a brand-new skill to help his immunocompromised wife. He is picking up hairdressing scissors for the very first time.

Denmark couple Kenneth Jensen, 57, and his wife, aged 55, have been married for over three decades.

Their son Jonas Drejer Jensen, 23, a theology student at Aarhus University, praised them for being a “singular unit.”

“My mother and father met when she was studying physical therapy and he was at a polytechnic school right next door,” Jonas told The Epoch Times via email.

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Kenneth Jensen, 57, with his son, Jonas Drejer Jensen, 23. (Supplied)

Jensen, a site manager at Aarhus University Hospital, is deviating from his normal job to help the woman he loves, his wife of 35 years.

Jonas said his mother is retired due to a medical issue arising from a “botched surgery.” Immunocompromised, she has not been able to visit a hairdresser in months, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

So Kenneth, wearing a headlamp and using his supportive son’s locks to try out his new skill, set to work becoming his beloved wife’s very own personal stylist.

Jonas called his father’s impulse “awesome and sweet,” and snapped a selfie as Kenneth snipped away.

The loving son posted the photo on Reddit telling social media users that his “near-60-year-old” father was learning a new skill for his wife’s sake, and the gesture melted hearts.

“I found it awesome and sweet that he wanted to try that. I liked the photo and asked my father if I could share it,” Jonas told The Epoch Times.

“So I put it on Reddit, as the subreddit was for things that made one happy, and that picture will always bring a smile to my heart.”

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Jonas said he doesn’t think he has ever seen his parents apart for any long periods of time.

“My mother and father work as one, my mother the mind and creative planning, with my father being the practical handyman,” he said.

When Jonas noticed that his haircut selfie was going viral, he was excited to tell his father.

“I don’t think he realizes how wonderful a father and husband he is,” Jonas said, “so to have hundreds of people telling him how sweet it was of him was a fantastic moment that hopefully showed him how unique he truly is.”

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