Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A London-based hairdresser is giving free haircuts to the homeless in Tompkins Square Park

This afternoon, EVG regular Lola Sāenz spotted London-based hairdresser Joshua Coombes giving free haircuts (and shaves) to the homeless in Tompkins Square Park.

You can watch this "National Geographic" segment on Coombes, who believes small acts of kindness can make a big impact.

Per a feature on him from June 2017 in The Washington Post:

Two years ago, he founded the campaign #DoSomethingForNothing. His mission: to make a positive impact by giving haircuts to homeless people he meets on city streets, connecting with them on a human level and sharing their stories on social media. So far he has cut the hair of hundreds of homeless people, including a few women.

You can see more of his work with the homeless on his Instagram account.


Anonymous said...

This is awesome. What a wonderful, simple act of kindness.

Anonymous said...

That's really nice.

Anonymous said...

Very nice. Thank you Lola + EVG and the aptly named Mr. Coombes.

Anonymous said...

Very nice to do a random act of kindness💝

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Mr. Coombes, for showing that decency & compassion & empathy are all still alive & well!

And may all the good you do come back to you many times over.

JQ LLC said...

It's telling that this was broadcast on National Geographic, a magazine famous for reporting on impoverished cities and civilizations.

No doubt it's a swell thing what this guy is doing, which is more than what the city is doing to provide security to the homeless in these lousy shelters since they prefer to live on the streets and subways.