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People Are Awesome: Retired Barber Gives Haircuts to Homeless People, In Exchange for Hugs

Adele Peters

For the last 25 years, Anthony Cymerys—now 82 years old—has been giving free haircuts to homeless people in Hartford, Connecticut, in exchange for hugs. He sets up shop in a local park, where friends also give out free food. Last month, officials kicked him out of the park, citing sanitation concerns, but quickly reversed their decision. Now they're working to help get him a state barber's license.

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