From the “faith in humanity restored” department, we bring you the tale of retired barber Anthony Cymerys or Joe the Barber as he is better known! Joe, 82, has been giving out haircuts to the homeless in Hartford, Connecticut, in exchange for hugs for the last 25 years!!
Joe’s haircuts for the homeless operation began back in 1988 after he was moved by a sermon he heard in church about the homeless. He had just retired as a professional barber and was only cutting hair for friends and family, but after hearing this sermon he made it his goal to make a difference. He decided he wanted to help the homeless look less homeless and so he prepared a portable barber’s kit and set to work!Continue Reading