Wheelchair-Bound Man Can’t Get Into Barbershop, So Barber Cuts His Hair Outside On Sidewalk
When a man in a wheelchair recently showed up at a barbershop in Webster, New York, he was saddened to find that the building was not wheelchair accessible. Luckily for him, however, a barber in the shop was not about to let this customer get away disappointed!
Victor Burgos is a barber at Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop who was working his normal shift earlier this week when he saw a man in an electric wheelchair out in front of the store. The phone then rang and an electronically-assisted voice asking if they accepted walk-ins. Victor knew right away that it had to be the man outside.
Victor, who has worked at this barbershop for three years, explained that because they’re based out of an older building, it has not yet been made wheelchair-accessible. Victor was determined to not turn the man away, so he grabbed his tools and headed outside!
“He definitely needed a haircut,” Victor said. “It looked like he hadn’t had a haircut in about a month. It was pretty shaggy [and] 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.”
Joe Cocozza, the owner of the shop, took to Facebook to praise Victor for what he did.
“I wasn’t there, but a few days ago at the shop we had a man in a wheelchair come to the shop on a recommendation,” Joe wrote. “I couldn’t be happier when I was told this story. I couldn’t be happier to work and know a person of such kind nature as Victor. I’m proud to know that even when I’m not around our staff will go out of their way. Just to make someone happy!!”
“He did not have to do this,” he added. “Vic is one of our busiest barbers and is always busy. So Vic thank you for being that guys and not only always proving what type of person you are, but also being a CLASS ACT and bringing class to Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop. Vic had no idea these pics were even taken.”
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