Do you ever give some change to the homeless people you come across on the street? Maybe. But, have you ever wondered how difficult it is for them to live there? No place to call home, and, consequently, no safe haven.
A home is much more than a house.
It’s the feeling of security it provides, it’s the smells of warm food, it’s a hug in the arms of your favorite people, it’s a point of reference where you know you can go back after a long and rough day.
But for homeless people, all the above is only a dream. Even if they are given some money occasionally, it’s never enough for them to get back what they once probably took for granted- a home and a normal life.
Larry Green has been living in the streets for more than 20 years. He is a father of four with 11 grandkids and three great-grandkids. However, at least until summer 2019, he was homeless and made a living out of the occasional dollar a passer-by spared for him.
As you can see in the video below, two decades of living in the street had taken a toll on him, and he looked much older than he really was.
All this hardship showed on his face and body. He was only 60 but he looked about a decade older. His financial situation made it impossible for him to see life from a positive perspective, and his looks certainly didn’t help towards that end.
Thankfully, a woman with a heart of gold has a hair salon in the neighborhood.
Mrs. Hot Hands, as is her nickname, is a hairdresser who wants to see the good in people and who always tries to help others in whatever way she can.
When she saw Green’s bad state, she decided to find a way to help him. Of course, she knew she couldn’t change his life overnight, but there was definitely something she could do that just might help him turn his life around.
“We just want to make him feel good and show him just because he is not financially stable right now that he can still get appreciated,” Mrs. Hot Hands told CBSDFW.
The hairdresser invited Mr. Green to her hair salon and she offered to give him a total makeover, starting with the overgrown hair.
Indeed, Green’s hair was dirty and scruffy, and in desperate need of a trim.
Mrs. Hot Hands didn’t waste time. She started by cutting off Green’s dreadlocks and then she took her trimmer and started getting rid of all the extra hair on the man’s head and face.
Soon the floor was full of trimmed hair, which Green was glad to have gotten rid of.
In fact, now the man could see what he really looked like after a long long time. And he liked what he saw.
When the makeover was completed, the man was overjoyed. He knew that this might mean he would have a second chance in life. He might be able to see his family again, and- why not- reclaim his old life.
“I know she’s made me look like somebody. I don’t feel as low. I don’t feel like I’m nobody,” he said of Mrs. Hot Hands.
Head over to the video below to see for yourself what an immense difference a haircut made on this man’s appearance.
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