Cartoon Characters Go Bald to Sweetly Show Kids With Cancer They’re Not Alone

Snoopy, Garfield and more

There's a reason children's shows always seem to have more diversity than anything else on television. It's because kids look to TV as a window that helps make sense of the world, and when they don't see anyone resembling themselves reflected back, they can be left feeling isolated and weird.

That can be especially true for children who've lost their hair due to chemotherapy, which motivated a Brazilian cancer charity to create a fun project: Bald Cartoons.

The advocacy group Graacc partnered with several popular cartoons—including U.S. hits like Adventure Time and My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, along with classics like Peanuts and Garfield—to have characters shave their heads in solidarity with young cancer patients.

The resulting clips and posters show these children they're not alone. You can see the results yourself in the incredibly touching video below, subtitled in English. 

The program is looking for more cartoonists to contribute their work.