A 42-year-old man has managed to raise no less than $ 12,500 for charity, simply by coloring his hair blue and sharing it online.
Matthew Green, a cryptographer and safety technologist from Hanover, New Hampshire, followed Twitter on Monday 24 June and revealed that his son wanted to dye his hair blue. However, the child said that he would only dye his hair if his father did too.
A fellow Twitter user then urged Matthew to make the decision and offered to donate $ 300 to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services when he saw Matthew painted his strands of blue.
Astonishing! Matthew Green, 42, from Hanover, New Hampshire, has managed to raise no less than $ 12,500 for charity, simply by turning his hair blue
Decisions: The cryptographer and security engineer said his son wanted to dye his hair blue, but he wouldn't do it unless Matthew agreed to change his hair color too
Offer: Filippo Valsorda – a cryptographer at Google – offered to donate $ 300 to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services if Matthew has dyed his hair blue
Donations: After Filippo said he would donate money to a charity if Matthew dyed his hair, dozens of others were offered to give money to the charity
Matthew & # 39; s first tweet, which has been viral since, read: & # 39; My child wanted his hair to die blue, but only did it if I did and now I am putting this whole & # 39; parenting & # 39; decision for discussion. & # 39;
After seeing Matthew & # 39; s tweet, Filippo Valsorda – a fellow cryptographer who works at Google – said: & # 39; I will donate $ 300 to RAICES for this to happen. & # 39;
Agreement! Matthew (pictured with his natural hair color) agreed to continue because he knew he would raise money for a good cause
Filipo's tweet drew dozens of responses, as several users said they were also willing to donate money to the non-profit organization when Matthew dyed her hair blue.
Shortly thereafter, Matthew admitted that the situation & # 39; super weird & # 39; before he added that he had booked an appointment at a local hair salon in Florida.
& # 39; I have an appointment to bleach and dye my hair in an hour.
& # 39; Apparently I have to supply the dye myself because the luxury salons are not here & # 39; fashion colors & # 39; do, & # 39; he said.
In a subsequent tweet, Matthew said the only reason he went ahead with the decision was because it would mean that he could raise money for a good cause.
After many different users had offered to donate money, Fillippo revealed that Matthew could brush up his hair to $ 12,500.
Matthew jokingly said he thinks the only reason people were willing to donate is because & # 39; they know how ridiculous I will look at a DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) meeting. & # 39;
He then shared a photo of two boxes of bright blue hair dye. One color became & # 39; blue mercury & # 39; while the other, which was an ombre hair color set, was named & # 39; turquoise reef and blue crush & # 39; was indicated.
Strange: Matthew tweeted that the situation & # 39; super weird & # 39; is because he clearly did not expect people to offer to donate money to charity
Preparation: Nevertheless, he said that he had booked an appointment with a hairdresser and added that he had to give the blue dye himself, because the salon has no & # 39; fashion colors & # 39; offers
Good reason: he said the only reason he agreed to die from his hair was because he knew it was all for charity
Wow! After many different users offered to donate money after Fillipo revealed that he would donate, he later said that Matthew, his hair dying, could rise to $ 12,500
Yikes! He shared a photo of the two box-dye colors that he bought – one of them was described as & # 39; mercury blue & # 39; while the other – an ombre paint – read: & # 39; turquoise reef and blue crush & # 39;
Professional: Matthew bleached and dyed his hair with a hairdresser named Marie (photo left), who works at the TriBeCa Salon in Sanibel, Florida
Process: "Oh my god, how are people doing this," said Matthew, attaching a photo showing that his hair was bleached by a professional in a local salon
Matthew & # 39; s next tweet read & # 39; oh my god, how do people do this & # 39 ;, and recorded a photo of him sitting in a chair in a hairdressing salon while a worker bleached his hair.
& # 39; Photos & # 39; s going to be a little scarcer here, because apparently I am Guy Fieri with blond hair, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; The great thing about being a computer scientist is that no one cares about what you look like, so you never have to deal with this kind of nonsense, & # 39; Matthew added.
Almost there: after the bleach was applied to Matthew's hair, the hairdresser rinsed it out
The 42-year-old shared a selfie while posing to show off his newly bleached hair, and added a caption suggesting that he was nervous about his soon-to-be-new hair style.
& # 39; Oh god, & # 39; he said.
The following image in the hilarious thread, which had received quite a bit of attention at this point, showed that Matthew's hair was dyed in blue.
In addition to an image of him playing the new look while he waited for the color to fully develop, he wrote: & # 39; 30 minutes to cook on it. I hope you make those donations people. & # 39;
After he finished at the hair salon, Matthew revealed the finished look in a selfie that was taken from one side to one corner.
Matthew, whose hair was now two different tones of clear blue, wrote: & # 39; Well that is … something. & # 39;
In a subsequent tweet, in which he shared another selfie, he said: & # 39; So @RAICESTEXAS should be $ 12,500 better off. A great cause even without the hair.
& # 39; Thank you @ FiloSottile and many, many others. I may have to opt out of Twitter soon to prevent people from painting me the beard, & he added.
Hilarious! Matthew compared his appearance with his bleached hair with 51-year-old restorer Guy Fieri, who has pale blonde and pointed hair
Funny: while he had his hair done in the salon, he tweeted, saying that most of his work is that & # 39; nobody cares about how you look & # 39;
Halfway there: he shared a selfie while posing to show off his newly bleached hair, with a caption that reads: & # 39; Oh god & # 39;
Wow! Halfway through the process of dying his hair, Matthew posted a photo and urged people to make donations for charity
Voila! Finally, the father shared a photo of the finished result, showing that his hair was dyed two different shades of bright blue
Since Matthew shared his tweet on Monday, the virus has gone, it has accumulated more than 3,500 likes and another 300 shares.
In the meantime, hundreds of Twitter users commented on the now viral thread and praised him for dying his hair for a big purpose.
One user said: & # 39; You are a great person & # 39; while another joke: & # 39; You are no longer Mathew Green, but Mathieu Bleu. & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; This thread turned out great. Thank you for sharing and coloring your hair !! & # 39;
& # 39; Good for your guy, & # 39; said a user. & # 39; Show the child what he is doing and bring $$ to the table for a good cause. Solid bruh. & # 39;
Likewise RAICES responded to Matthew & # 39; s tweets to thank him for raising the money.
The charity said: & # 39; Wow. I love this story. Thank you @matthew_d_green, your child and everyone who has supported this epic new look. & # 39;
Founded in 1986, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is a non-profit organization based in Texas.
The charity focuses on helping divorced families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others seeking asylum in the United States.
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