Kind Barber Lets Kids ‘Pay’ For Haircuts By Making Them Read To Him

This man should get a Nobel prize or something like that. Every time he has a chance to give a haircut to a kid, this barber asks them to pay him in a particular way.

He makes them read a book out loud.

Many kids find reading to be extremely hard. It can be stressful. Particularly for young students.

The local barber, Courtney Holmes, became a part of the “Back to School Bash in Comiskey Park in Dubuque, Iowa, and that’s when the journey started.

“The kids would come in, and I would say, “Go to the table and get a book you might like, and if you can’t read it, I’ll help you understand and we can read it together,” Holmes told USA Today. “To be honest, I was amazed. The line started with four kids, and next thing I knew it was like 20 kids, all waiting for a haircut and eager to read.”