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Before-And-After Video: Homeless Men On Skid Row Get Haircuts

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The creator of a video showing before-and-after shots of homeless men getting haircuts on Skid Row aims to spread the message that we shouldn't judge people by the way they look.

"The underlying message [of the video] is that we make judgments about people really quickly and often let the differences we see define the way we interact with people," video creator Tyler Bridges told The Huffington Post. "We wanted to show people that they really aren't all that different—that they're just like you and me."

Bridges recorded the YouTube video at L.A.'s Union Rescue Mission. Bridges told PEOPLE that for some of these men, seeing themselves in the mirror all clean-shaven gave them a sense of hope, and one man who saw his transformation in the mirror shed some tears as if he got to see a different side of himself he hadn't seen in a long time.

The video encourages people to help out at their local shelters by visiting this website.

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