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Good Samaritan Barber Kicked Out Of Park

An 82-year-old good Samaritan who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless for 25 years has been kicked out of a Hartford park by city health officials.


File photo of a barber holding hair scissors. (Photo by SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Barber, 82, Offers Haircuts For Hugs In Conn. Park

Each Wednesday, barber Anthony Cymerys sets up his chair in the shade of an oak tree in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. For longtime clients, the homeless or those just down on their luck, the fee is always the same: a hug for a haircut.