Australier opfert seinen freien Tag
Ein Mann man einem riesigen Herz
Nasir Sobhani aus Melbourne ist ein 26-jähriger Friseur mit einem großen Herz. Auch er war mal drogenabhängig und kennt das Gefühl, keine Kontrolle mehr über sich selbst und sein Leben zu haben. Aus diesem Grund hat sich der Mann etwas ganz Besonderes überlegt. Er opfert seinen einzigen freien Tag in der Woche, um Obdachlosen einen kostenlosen Haarschnitt auf der Straße zu verpassen.
Bekannt ist er auch unter den Namen "Street Barber", Nasir schneidet den Menschen nicht nur die Haare, sondern unterhält sich auch mit ihnen und versucht ihnen neue Kraft zu schenken.
Über sein Projekt sagte er selbst:
„Ich habe mich entschieden, kostenlose Haarschnitte und meine Freundschaft anzubieten, weil ich hoffe, dass sich die Obdachlosen dadurch gut fühlen und das Gefühl bekommen, wieder etwas wert zu sein“.
Für ihn entwickelte sich das Haare schneiden zu seiner neuen Droge, er liebt es anderen auf diese Weise etwas Gutes zu tun. Es ist eine völlig neue Art für ihn High zu werden.
Seine Geschichten und Fotos der Menschen postet der Friseur regelmäßig auf Instagram. Dadurch erreicht er mittlerweile rund 50 000 Follower
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This is Mark. He's 28 years old. He hasn't had contact with his family for nearly a decade. I've known of Mark for a while now and would show him love everytime I bumped into him, and he would reciprocate with so much joy. You could tell he just wanted someone to talk to. Today when I saw him on the street, I asked if he'd be interested in a cut. His eyes lit up as he said "Ya man, I haven't had a chance to get groomed in 8 or 9 months." He told me he'd been homeless for 3 years. He said it wasn't drugs which led him to the streets - that although he uses both heroin and meth occasionally, he does so more for social reasons, so he can 'fit in' and feel like he has friends. He got kicked out of his accommodation 3 years ago and hasn't been able to land a proper job or home since. He suffers from mental illness too - "I'm really depressed and hear voices in my head, Nas" - he told me, and that's another reason why he's on the streets. He has no support system and doesn't really have friends. He is lonely and just wants people to show him love and accept him. He said he often thinks about reconnecting with his family, especially during Christmas and New Years when he's alone. Listening to his story I just felt sick to my stomach at how neglected he felt. He has no support system, no friends and no family to support him. He actually didn't even have proper clothes on! His jeans were ripped and falling off his waist. He had no underwear on, and his shirt was also ripped and dirty. I had to go the full 9 yards on the brother! I went and bought him a new outfit and really took my time grooming him - with a cut, beard trim, dry shampoo, aftershave, and style. Looking at him afterwards I was quite taken aback myself and told him "Mark, you look so good bro" and he responded with "I know, and I feel GREAT!". That response made me so happy and I just took his hand and said "I hope you realize you've made a friend for life now.. see you around soon." I love this guy - his sincerity and open heart. Thanks for opening my eyes, Mark. Bless. #cleancutcleanstart #thestreetsbarber #thestreetsbarberproject
Wie seine Arbeit auf der Straße aussieht und was er alles dabei erlebt, zeigt Nasir in diesem Dokumentarfilm: