"Every kid deserves a good haircut," Sean Healy said
Several hundred Taft children are starting school with a new haircut and feeling better about themselves, thanks some generous barbers.
Sean Healy is one of them.
He was cutting hair for free for children over the weekend.
"Every kid deserves a good haircut," he said. "If you've got a good haircut you feel good about yourself."
He started Friday.
Open from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. at his shop on the corner of Harrison and Birch, he had cut hair for free for about 50 kids with more waiting outside. By Sunday, he said in a Facebook post that he had done 150 free haircuts.
"Lots of happy faces ready for their first day of school. Doing this makes my heart happy," he said on Facebook. "I've done a lot of bad in my life, so doing some good is purely selfish on my part. I do it because it makes me feel good. I love seeing kids smile with pure joy because they actually feel good about themselves.
Healy said he wants kids to feel good about themselves with a nice haircut as they start school, and also feel good about people.
"There's a lot of bad going on the in the world so they get to see a lot of good," he said as he cut seven-year-old Soso Pele's hair. "Showing them some love goes a long way."
This is the third year Healy has been doing it. He gets help from True Value, which donates seating and shade for kids and their parents waiting for haircuts.