Man given his own barbershop after giving thousands of haircuts to homeless people

The shop will exclusively serve homeless people on certain days

Samuel Osborne
Thursday 02 November 2017 15:04 GMT
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Brennon Jones had been giving free hair cuts and shaves to people living on the streets of Philadelphia for the last year
Brennon Jones had been giving free hair cuts and shaves to people living on the streets of Philadelphia for the last year (FOX29)

A stranger gave a man his own barbershop after hearing he had given over 1,000 free hair cuts to homeless people.

Brennon Jones had been giving free hair cuts and shaves to people living on the streets of Philadelphia for the last year.

When Sean Johnson heard about his good work, he decided to give Mr Jones a fully-renovated barber shop so he could continue to offer his services to those in need, FOX29 reported.

“When I found out, well, I needed to be part of that. I needed to see what I can do to help," Mr Johnson said.

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Mr Jones described receiving the gift from Mr Johnson: “He said, 'listen, I’ve got a building I want you to come check out'. He said, 'do you like this place?'

"I said, 'yeah I like it', he tossed me the key and said, 'it’s yours'."

The shop will exclusively serve homeless people on certain days.

“It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop, when you look at the homeless and the things that they need, I looked at it as more," Mr Johnson said.

"I built something and I want to see it keep going and I want to see it do a great thing."

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