When a disabled man couldn’t get his wheelchair into Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop in Webster, New York, hairstylist Victor Burgos brought the shop outside.
And the kind gesture turned Victor into an overnight celebrity.
Burgos, 34, was photographed giving a trim to a man in a wheelchair on the sidewalk after the man had trouble getting inside.
The man had called the shop looking for a way to get in but barber Victor knew it wouldn't be possible to get him inside. Instead of turning the man away, Burgos grabbed his tools and offered to give the man a haircut right there on the sidewalk.
“We weren’t going to be able to get this heavy-duty thing in here so I took my cordless barber clippers, trimmers, shavers, and sheers, straight blade, comb — everything I need to give him the same haircut that he’d get if he came inside,” Burgos said.
“He definitely needed a haircut. It looked like he hadn’t had a haircut in about a month. It was pretty shaggy, I know how good it feels to get that weight off of you. I could tell that he’s never had a good experience. I could tell without even asking him, and I just wanted to change it for him.”
The news reached to Joe Cocozza, the shop's owner. He posted a touching tribute to his employee on Facebook that has since gone viral.
When asked if Burgos has done something like this before, he said that he has had some unique haircut experiences in the past,
"I've done some pretty weird haircuts," Burgos added. "In hospitals and different wedding situations and, uh, never done anybody outside, on the sidewalk, pretty much."
“It’s about making sure everyone gets a proper grooming,” the kind-hearted barber explained.
Ever since their photos went viral on Facebook, they have inspired community members to rally together and buy a ramp for the barbershop.
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