Quebec barber gets on floor to cut hair of young boy with autism

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A barber from western Quebec is drawing widespread praise for going out of his way to accommodate a young client with autism.

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A photo posted online last week shows Francis “Franz” Jacob lying on the floor of his Rouyn-Noranda shop as he gives a young boy named Wyatt a haircut.

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The 45-year-old says he’s stunned by all the attention he’s gotten after the photo was widely shared on social media sites.

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Jacob says Wyatt doesn’t usually sit still for haircuts so he bought a pair of wireless clippers in order to follow him around.

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He says he has a few other clients with autism or other special needs and always finds a way to adapt to their needs.

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Rouyn-Noranda is about 600 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

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