According to Taiwan's TTV News, the man's 84 year-old father was feeling ill before the spring festival. Hu, a successful businessman with 14 kids, wanted to bring a smile to his dad's face. He picked Hello Kitty because his kids like character—and because it's youthful.
"A 50 year-old man making his father cracking up like that, it's great," said the father.
The haircut cost TWD$1,000 or US$34 and took 2 hours. Strangers giving thumbs-up on the street? Priceless.
Hello Kitty is popular throughout Asia. A fleet of Hello Kitty planes recently launched in Taiwan.
台湾富商剃Hello Kitty发型博老父一笑 [KankaNews]