Remember the Michigan barber we told you about — the guy who gives kids’ parents a $2 discount if they agree to read books aloud during their haircuts? Well, he’s had an interesting week, to say the least.
As Faithwire recently reported, barber Ryan Griffin of The Fuller Cut in Ypsilanti, Michigan, wanted to inspire kids to read more, so he and the barbershop started offering the aforementioned reading and discount program back in 2015.
Parents, of course, quickly fell in love with it for two reasons: It gets their kids reading and it saves them some cash.
“What parent don’t want a couple dollars off when you got three boys in the barber shop plus you?” customer Robert Hopkins told CBS News.
In recent days, the story about the book reading discount has gone viral. And the barbershop has been inundated with support and interest from across the nation and the globe as a result.
That intrigue and reaction has come in the form of book and cash donations as well as letters galore, according to NPR.
“We are literally getting boxes from Florida, Oregon, Washington, Maine, California,” Griffin told the outlet, encouraging people to instead start sending their book donations to local barbershops — an effort that could expand the reading program to other communities across America.