For almost a whole year, one kindhearted Philadelphia man has dedicated his time to giving free haircuts to the homeless all around the city.
“Me personally, I think I surpassed a thousand haircuts, so many I stopped counting. So it’s been a good year so far,” said Brennon Jones. But as winter approaches, and all the bad weather that comes with it, Jones worried he would have to stop his haircutting mission.
However, barber shop owner Sean Johnson heard about what Jones was doing, and was inspired to help. “When I found out, [I thought] ‘Well I need to be a part of that,” Johnson explained. “‘I need to see what I can do to help.’” Johnson was preparing to open a second barber shop, but decided to give the brand new shop to Jones so he can continue his work helping the homeless.
“[Johnson] 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,’” Jones said. “It wasn’t about me giving a barbershop,” Johnson said about his generous offer. “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.”
“I just continue to rely on my faith,” Jones said. “God brought me this far, I know he’s not gonna leave me now.”