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Black Woman Helps White Mom Learn How To Style Adopted Daughter's Hair Because The World Is Good Sometimes

For most people, the 24 hour news cycle seems to grind our brains into dust with endless bad news and harsh realities.

That's why it's important, every once in a while, to take notice of humanity's unsung gems, like a kind stranger stepping up to help a family in need out of the sheer goodness of her heart.


Two years ago, Stephanie Hollifield and her husband, who are white, adopted their daughter Haley, who is black.

Of course, their skin color made no impact on how much the new parents loved their baby (with all their hearts), but it did present a small problem a couple years later as Haley grew up:

Stephanie didn't know how to do her daughter's hair.

So Stephanie asked for help. And she got it.

Hollifield posted to Facebook outlining her dilemma:

"A couple of days ago, I posted to Facebook asking for advice on caring for my African American daughter's hair. As a white mama, I was a bit lost."

She probably expected some advice via Facebook messenger, or perhaps recommendation of good salons, but instead a woman named Monica Hunter reached out with an incredibly generous offer.

"This lady, Monica Hunter, who I had never met in person before today, offered to come to my house and walk me through exactly how to style my daughter's hair."


Stephanie Hollifield/Facebook


Hunter taught Hollifield everything she would need to know and even brought some supplies along!

"She gave us her time, advice, headbands, combs and hair product."



Stephanie Hollifield/Facebook


Although hair product is often very expensive, Hunter asked for nothing in return.

"She asked for nothing in return and wouldn't accept my money. By the time she left I had a little more confidence in fixing my daughter's hair, and most importantly I felt supported by my new friend."


Stephanie Hollifield/Facebook


The internet could not have been more impressed by Hunter stepping up to help a family in need.






Stephanie Hollifield/Facebook


Stephanie Hollifield/Facebook


Hollifield won't be forgetting Hunter's kindness anytime soon.

"In a time of so much hate and division, our world needs more people like this."

H/T - Facebook, Ebony