Barbershop puts on show to soothe toddler’s haircut nerves

It’s the 2020 version of a barbershop quartet.

Carwina Richard’s young son, JoJo, was getting a haircut at a barbershop and the usual lollipop bribery to be on his best behavior was not working out.

“Watching your little man get a hair cut straight STRESSED OUT can be tough,” Richard wrote on Instagram. “This barbershop has exceeded my expectations. My son was a bit cranky but they lifted his spirits and I think this is a beautiful video of black kings!”

Richard filmed a TikTok of five barbers dancing around to the song “Baby Shark” and entertaining an enraptured JoJo — lollipop still intact.

Although Richard does not name the barbershop, her Instagram suggests she and JoJo are based in New Orleans, La.

The five barbers look like they’re having a blast singing along and trying to soothe JoJo’s nerves. The clip is Richard’s most popular TikTok to date with over 2 million views and thousands of positive comments.

“These kings are the real mvp’s. I love it,” one person replied to Richard’s Instagram post.

“All the way in Oakland, Ca this has me smiling!” another commenter wrote. “They went above and beyond to keep him happy and thats all that counts as a mom! Good job.”

“So much respect for these hard working professionals who don’t take themselves too seriously,” someone else commented.

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