WWE legend Mark Henry is known for his warmth outside the ring and desire to leave a positive impact on this world. On Father’s Day, the accomplished pro wrestler and lifter gave shaves and haircuts to homeless people in Austin, Texas.
A University of Texas at Austin alumni and a current resident of Texas’s capital, Mark Henry spent his Father’s Day helping those in his city who needed him the most. According to TMZ, Henry organized an event in Austin to shave and cut the hair of homeless people. Henry and Co. also offered food and water.
A clean shave and a fresh haircut can go a long way, because so many homeless people have trouble finding employment because of their appearance. Organizations such as Haircuts4Homeless have made a huge difference in people’s lives just by giving a fresh haircut, and even professional hairdressers have done their part to help.
The WWE Hall of Famer worked with local organizations like the Austin Area Urban League to make this happen. He told TMZ that he’s planning on visiting other cities in the United States to help give haircuts. He was clearly moved by this experience and it seems like this event had an important, tangible impact on people’s lives. If a clean appearance helps someone get a job, that can make all the difference in the world.
For those of you interested in helping in some way, Henry reminded TMZ that these events take money and that money can be partially provided by us. You can look into donating to a local Urban League and there are ways to help out more directly like Henry did, especially if you are a professional hairdresser.
Beyond being an incredible athlete in various sports and an influential former World Heavyweight champion, Mark Henry has made a positive impact on both the professional wrestling business and the world as a whole. His important act of kindness on Father’s Day is an example of that and it’s clear that this isn’t just a one-time thing for Henry. He believes in this awesome cause and I’m sure wrestling fans will find a way to play their part in helping; be it donations or anything else.