Whilst scrolling through the internet today I discovered a rare piece of heart-warming news on the BBC website that must be talked about and celebrated. Josh Coombes, a hairdresser originally from Exeter, selflessly offers free haircuts to the homeless on the streets of London. Touched by this article, we decided to find his Instagram which is flooded with before and after transformations of the haircuts that he’s carried out over the past year. Every post is just as special and moving as the other thanks to the detailed captions which include each person’s story and what they have to say.
All of this inspiring work is part of his campaign which has the simple vision that ‘If everyone, in every city, did one thing for nothing, we could change the world.’ Unsurprisingly, thousands of people are following Josh’s work and his generosity has managed to exceed way past the streets of London. The campaign is now supported by people who he’s inspired all over the world with the help of the hashtag #DoSomethingForNothing.
Looking through his posts, it became clear that the impact of a haircut was much more than just a change of appearance as the most noticeable transformation was their happiness. The vast majority of people would walk past someone who’s sleeping rough without even sparing a look yet Josh grants these people with his time, compassion and a fresh new trim every week, teaching us a thing or two about humanity. We need more refreshing news like this.