WINTER GARDEN, Florida (WESH) -- Many teachers go to great lengths to encourage their students, but Florida third-grade teacher Ehren Steiner has gone beyond the call of duty.
Steiner is newly bald, for a good reason. He sacrificed his own hair to make sure his student, Dino Shuffield, would feel at home in class at Lake Whitney Elementary school in Winter Garden.
Dino was diagnosed with Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles, and he has slowly been going bald.
"I think he looks really good," said Dino.
Steiner said when he learned Dino was struggling with whether or not to shave his head, they had a talk.
"I just kind of brought it up, 'Hey man, I'll shave mine, too, if that would make it easier,' and I told him to think about if for the rest of the school day," said Steiner.