The simplest little things often have the biggest impact. Take this beautiful letter written by a man to his late wife’s hairdresser, for instance.
Over and over we are reminded that little acts of kindness can bring joy to others’ lives and have a profound echo throughout our local communities.
June 27, 2020
This is a little bit awkward. But I’ve waited a really long time to pass this on to you.
My wife and I came in for haircuts shortly before Christmas of last year.
My wife was suffering from dementia, and you treated her as if you’d been working with dementia patients all your life. You let us sit next to each other and when it came time for her cut you turned her chair towards me so I could watch her expression as you cut her hair.
It turned out even better than I thought it would.
Sadly, she died in March. And that hair cut was one of the last, best moments of her life. She felt so pretty. She visited the mirror in her bathroom several times that day and would come out beaming.
To see her so happy was priceless.
Looking back, it was probably one of dozens of cuts you did that day. But one that revitalized a woman’s sense of self and her singular beauty. I hope you realize the power of your profession.
It’s so easy to take little things like that for granted.
A grateful customer