Isabella Pieri’s mother died two years ago from a rare illness. The girl could not take care of her hair, so she went to school unkempt. Help came from Isabella’s school bus driver, who now has the girl’s hair freshly braided each day.
Tracy Dean is a new ‘hair fairy’ for Isabella
Almost every morning, Tracy Dean, a school bus driver, styles Isabella’s hair. Father of the girl was amazed that Dean stepped up, but Tracy just could not do otherwise.
Seven years ago, the woman found out she had breast cancer. The first thing she thought about was who would make her children beautiful.
“Not that my husband couldn’t do it, but you know, that’s what mom’s do. They do their kids’ hair,” she told KSL-TV.
At first, Bella’s father just cut her hair
Father of 11-year-old Isabella leaves for work early, so he taught the girl to take care of herself. There was, however, one major problem. Philip Pieri could not teach his daughter to do braid hair.
“I originally just gave her a crew cut because I didn’t know how, and it was all tangled and I couldn’t get it out for anything,” he confessed .
Isabella could not stand another crew cut
For months, the girl simply brushed her hair and did a pony tail before school. But one day she noticed Tracy Dean, a bus driver, fixing her classmate’s braid. Isabella plucked up her courage and asked Tracy if she could help her, too.
Of course, Tracy could not refuse the girl.
“You treat them like your own kids, you know,” Dean told KSL.
A neat braid is a big thing
Isabella’s teachers noticed that. The new morning routine affects not only the girl’s appearance, but also her performance at school. One of her teachers noticed that little Bella’s head was a little higher the morning Tracy took care of the girl’s hair.
“And she had a little more of a step,” Mrs. Freeze added.
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