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By Jasmine Kazlauskas

A clever dad has come up with a hilarious hack to ensure his little girl’s hairbrush is never lost again – and parents have gone crazy for the ‘genius’ idea.

Dad-of-three Mike Thiessen said he was tired of his daughter Azalea, six, always complaining that she had lost her hairbrush – so he invented a way ensure it would never happen again.

The 28-year-old, from Stones Plain, Alberta, Canada, said he was walking around a hardware store with his fiancé Jenna, 27, last week when he came across some chains – and then it hit him.

The self-proclaimed prankster decided to play a little joke on Azalea earlier this week [FEB 5] by chaining up her hairbrush so that it would never be lost again.

The heavy equipment operator said: “Every single morning for years, Azalea would tell me that her hairbrush would mysteriously go missing.

“This would always happen every day before school, so I thought there must be a way to fix it.

“Then the other day while I was in the hardware store, I came across some chains and the idea just popped into my head.

“I’ve always been a bit of a prankster, so I thought why not. I knew it was going to be really funny to play a little joke on her.

“So, I bought some chain, and came home and installed it straight away. My fiancé just shook her head but thought it was funny.

“After it was set up, I called Azalea in to see what she thought. She couldn’t believe it.

“I always talked about doing something with her hairbrush, but I don’t think she thought I was serious.”

Mike said his hilarious hack worked wonders and now his daughter no longer complains about losing her hairbrush – which is still on the chain.

And it seems that the dad’s dilemma was felt by parents around the world after he posted a photograph of his invention online which quickly went viral – racking up over 100,000 shares and nearly 20,000 comments on Facebook in less than a day.

He said: “I can’t believe how crazy the post has gone. People really seem to love it.

“I thought a few of my family and friends would get a kick out of it but never thought it would go as viral like it has.

“It’s a good feeling knowing I’m not the only parent who deals with these issues and I’m glad I could help with a solution.

“Sometimes all you need is a little parent hack to make life a whole lot easier.”