Mark Bustos cuts hair for living in an upscale New York salon. But he also does it for charity — every Sunday, which happens to be his only day off, Mark walks through the city, offering a free haircut to any homeless person who might appreciate it.
Mark told The Huffington Post how he approaches people he thinks might need his services, which also helps explain why he does it: “I want to do something nice for you today”.
Mark has been cutting the hair of New York’s less fortunate residents since May 2012, when he traveled to the Philippines to visit family. While there, he rented a chair at a barbershop to provide services to poor children. He told The Huffington Post: “The feeling was so rewarding, I decided to bring the positive energy back to NYC”.
Mark tells this story of the most memorable haircut he’s given over the years:
emar Banks — I’ll never forget the name. After offering him a haircut and whatever food he wanted to eat, he didn’t have much to say throughout the whole process, until after I showed him what he looked like when I was done … The first thing he said to me was, ‘Do you know anyone that’s hiring?’
Mark says that he cuts hair for the homeless in open places like street corners and sidewalks so that people can see it, “not to see me”, he adds, but so he can inspire others to do a good deed and to be kind to the less unfortunate in our cities. “Even a simple smile can go a long way”, he notes. Very true!
Source: The Huffington Post.
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