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HARTFORD, Conn. (RNS) An 82-year-old barber can continue providing free haircuts and shaves to the homeless after city officials tried to shut him down for lack of permits.


  1. Dr Marc A Wessels

    Thanks to Joe the Barber, the churches and especially to the Mayor who acted wisely and with compassion.

  2. it’s good to know there are still people who care about their fellow man.thank you Father, for this man.

  3. Joe, if by some chance you ever read this, Thank you. So many problems in our world stem from failing to see the dignity of the human persons around us. Thank you for recognizing the dignity of the homeless in Hartford and by giving them this service that makes it easier for them to remember that they have worth and beauty regardless of their current homeless state in life.

  4. This is so nice, it just makes you smile to read this story. What a wonderfully generous act. One person can make a difference.

  5. You are compelty correct. Homeless and poor people don`t wanish by ingnoring them. I still cannot beleive that Texas still ban giving food to homeless, while holding the Bible?? Not everyone can do everything, but everyone can do something. Wonderful to see that the small man win over the big.