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A Maryland 10-year-old was recently honored for helping cancer patients feel better about themselves.

Thomas Moore decided to grow out his hair more than two years ago for a girl battling cancer in Houston, WUSA reported.

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Thomas didn't know Kyssi Andrews, but after he saw a Facebook post about her he decided to grow out his hair to make a wig for her.

Sadly, Kyssi died before Thomas' hair got to her.

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Kyssi's mother spoke to Thomas  just after he cut his hair, but the two never met face to face, until Saturday, WUSA reported.

Marla Jones, traveled across the country to see the boy who gave her family hope and to be at the luncheon that honored Thomas for his unselfishness.

"Just to be able to meet him. To touch his little face. To touch his hair. To know exactly what it feels like was one of the greatest joys. Like Kyssi was for me. He was like the son I've never had," Jones told WUSA.

The wig made from Moore's hair has not been given to a patient yet, but a possible match will be in the area soon.

But Kyssi's family did receive a remembrance of both their little girl and the boy who wanted to help her. Some of Thomas' hair was used for a doll that was given to Kyssi's family.