A Black barber in Philadelphia is living proof that if you do good for others it will come back to you. After dedicating an entire year to walking the streets of the city to give free haircuts to the homeless, Brennon Jones was gifted with a fully-furnished barbershop to continue serving those in need, CBS Philly reported.
Jones, 29, is the founder of Haircuts 4 Homeless. He travels around Philly to give homeless people free cuts as a way to uplift them.
“It’s none of my business how they got in their situation. But I make it my business to help them get out,” he told the news outlet. “I look past their outer appearance. I look past whatever addiction they may have. I see the person for who they are.”
Since January, Jones has provided over a thousand haircuts in Philadelphia. That one simple change in appearance enabled many of the homeless people to land job opportunities.
Once Sean Johnson—the owner of Taper’s Barbershop in Philadelphia—found out about Jones’ story he immediately got involved. Johnson, 54, donated what would have been a second location for his barbershop to Jones so that he could continue to serve the homeless.
“It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop,” said Johnson, according to People. “When you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more. I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing.”
Jones said Mondays will be devoted to providing free food and haircuts for the homeless, according to the Philly Voice. The shop—dubbed Phenomenon Perfection—is slated to open on Sunday.
Black Philadelphia Barber Behind ‘Haircuts 4 Homeless’ Is Given His Own Shop was originally published on newsone.com