Anthony Cymerys, known by many in the community as “Joe the Barber” has devoted his life to community service and is a self-proclaimed “volunteer addict.” He has delivered food through Meals on Wheels, works at shelters, regularly donates blood through the Red Cross and runs the blood drive at his church. Of all of the community service he does, his favorite is the hair cuts for hugs. Joe the Barber has been cutting hair for the homeless and others for almost 30 years now in and around Bushnell Park. The only payment he accepts is a hug, kiss on the head or a thank you. Many consider Joe their best friend. Not only is Joe Pivotal her in Hartford, but he has received national attention for his creative kindnesses.