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A Mom Turned Her Self-Conscious Son's Cut Into A Magical Lightning Bolt

"I just wanted to make him happier."

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"He loves dressing up," she said. "He'll dress up as anything."


"I kept asking him if I could see it under the Band-Aid and he kept covering it," said Benesh.

Then she got the idea to take advantage of Ayden's love for dress up to help him embrace his cut.


Ayden loved the costume so much he didn't take it off all day, said Benesh.

He still asks Benesh to dress him up as Harry Potter, she said. He just dressed up as the famous wizard again on Monday.

"He was really happy with it," said Benesh. "He was excited."

Leticia Miranda is a retail reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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