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Yasiel Puig lets kids battling cancer shave his head to show solidarity (pics/vids)

Yasiel Puig welcomed 11 childhood cancer patients from Cedars-Sinai Hospital to Dodger Stadium this week to take part in Puig’s Pizza and Shave Party. And the kids got the chance to shave the Dodgers slugger’s head as part of the festivities.

And making the event even more heartwarming? Puig seemed to be having as much fun as the children.

The event was part of a week-long Dodgers Love L.A. Community Tour, per The Los Angeles Times. Puig decided to shave his head to demonstrate solidarity with and support for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Puig spoke with MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick about the event.

“I get excited to do this for the kids,” Puig said. “These kids are fighting for their lives. I want to come here for the kids. I like children. Sometimes they have situations like these with cancer, spend a lot of time in the hospital, have a lot of surgeries. Maybe this makes them excited, and that’s why I want to do something for the kids. And I like it.”

Both the Dodgers organization and Puig’s charity, the Yasiel Puig Wild Horse Children’s Foundation, posted photographs from the fantastic event.

Great stuff, to say the least.