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IN People ON 22 Nov, 2015
Nasir Sobhani, aka The Street Barber, who lives in Melbourne, works six days a week at a barber shop, and what he does on Sunday, will leave you astounded and will warm your heart. He wanders in the city, and provides haircuts to the homeless for free!
He skates around the city, providing free haircuts to the homeless and the paupers.
His gratitude of being sober and smart himself again, comes with their modern and stylish hairstyles.
He is recovering from his addiction to drugs, and practices Baha'i Faith. He calls his initiative "Clean Cut Clean Clean Start".
Sobhani says that there were days when he used to hate himself for who he was because of his drug addiction. No one should have to succumb to hating themselves due to addiction.
He had discovered that the homeless used to be ashamed of themselves, just as Sobhani used to be. In order to prevent them to feel what he felt, he started this.
One time he was talking to a guy cleaning his window who shared that he had been drug-free for a complete month and would like to celebrate with a nice haircut.
This reinstated the long-born idea of providing free haircuts in his mind. He then gave the man a cool haircut, and realized that this simple charity meant so much to the homeless. He recalls that moment as monumental.
He believes that a haircut gives a new confidence to a person, and makes him feel special.
He even believes that more than money, human interaction is crucial.
The 26-year-old is also featured in a documentary titled, PLGRM. Sobhani continues to utilize his day off to keep pursuing his passion, and bring hope and joy to others who are less fortunate.