When this little girl got a new cochlear implant, her father wanted to make sure she didn’t feel like the odd one out.
So Alistair Campbell shaved all his hair off and had his own implant tattooed onto his bald head to show six-year-old Charlotte how much he loved her.
And Charlotte LOVED the gesture.
She giggled, touched it and said it was ‘cool’ when her father had the artwork etched on over the weekend. Mr Campbell also posted a picture to Facebook where it has been shared dozens of times.
Charlotte, from New Zealand, had the implant – her second – put in at Gillies Hospital after being diagnosed a profoundly deaf in her left ear.
The little girl, who was initially only thought to have mild hearing problems, also has a condition in her right ear that means sound waves cannot be properly transmitted.
Her brother Lewis, eight, wears hearing aids and their mother Anita Campbell has a cochlear implant.
After Charlotte had her first cochlear implant aged just four, her family saw a huge change in her behaviour.
‘She wouldn’t talk to anybody to pretty much a social butterfly,’ Anita said.
Mr Campbell will grow his hair back but said he’d shave it off ‘for special occasions’ or if Charlotte asked to see it.