When a handful of LA-based barbers offered to give local homeless guys a trim, they never could’ve expected the amazing transformations (and responses) that would come from it.
Talking to HuffPost UK Lifestyle, filmmaker Tyler Bridges said: “A few things inspired me to do this – I think first and foremost its the way people (in general) perceive individuals suffering from homelessness. I think they’re perceived as something that is “beneath” the average person – so I wanted to do something to show others that they really aren’t that different – they’re just like you and me.
“And the purpose of the video was to raise awareness for homelessness. It’s heart-breaking to see the lives that some of these individuals live on the streets and a lot of these people really need a hand up. I’m not saying that more donations or giving out more food is the answer for homelessness – more along the lines of ‘Hey, let’s get people talking about this’ – and if we can get people talking – we can then start putting our heads together about how to help in the best way possible.”
Watch and see for yourself…
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