Elderly Man Takes Beauty Class to Help Struggling Wife With Hair and Makeup

An elderly man has captured the hearts of many after photos of him taking hair and makeup lessons in order to help his wife at home went viral.

According to CityNews Winnipeg, the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, visited the Delmar College of Hair and Esthetics in Alberta, Canada earlier this month. While not your typical beauty school student, he told Carrie Hannah, the school's director, that he wanted to learn some skills so he can assist his wife.

He reportedly asked if there were any classes he could participate in, and Hannah offered an impromptu lesson then and there.

"He started to explain that his wife was struggling with her vision right now, and was struggling to curl her own hair and was burning herself," Hannah told City News. "He really wanted to help her."

"He genuinely cared," she added. "He knows his wife always cared about her appearance, and he wanted to help her."

A Facebook post from Hair Design by Britney features photos from the lesson, in which the man appears to watch a demonstration and then tries using the curler himself. It says that they "taught him how to do volume curls on short hair" and "how to protect her skin from being burned." Additionally, they "even taught him to put on her mascara."

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The Alberta man reportedly wanted to take beauty lessons so he can assist his wife, whose vision is suffering, with curling her hair. Hair Design By Britney/Facebook

Stories covering the heartwarming scene, including this article from Fox News, report that the man is 79 years old.

Needless to say, the post has struck a chord with viewers and has since gone viral, amassing over 140,000 reactions and a whopping 380,000 shares on Facebook. Over 25,000 people have also flocked to the comments section and are using the space to share how the story moved them.

"This makes my heart so full," wrote one commenter. "Thank you for helping him! What a lucky woman she is to have such an attentive husband."

"He is a very stand-up guy and loves his wife enough to help her with her beauty, going the extra mile! Thank you sir for being such a great man and husband," added another.

Others added memories of people in their own lives who demonstrated similar levels of thoughtfulness and caring.

"My Dad did this kind of thing for my Mom who had Alzheimer's," wrote one commenter. "He would get her dressed each day and put on her makeup and fix her hair. She had always looked classy before and he made sure she remained that way."

According to Hannah, the unexpected beauty lesson turned into one of the highlights of her 31-year career.

"He just genuinely warmed everyone's hearts...We really needed some cheering up, and he sure did it."