Twenty youngsters received free haircuts Christmas Eve thanks to a good Samaritan who said he wanted to do something nice in memory of the 26 children and adults killed in the Newtown, Conn. school massacre earlier this month.
Cosmo Panetta, who owns Cosmo's Barber Shop on First Street, said an unidentified man walked into his shop last Friday and gave him two $100 bills. He told Panetta that he wanted to give what he could so that 20 kids here would look their best a Christmastime.
"He wouldn't give me his name," Panetta said, "but I agreed to his request. One mother was in the shop with her four young children, so I cut their hair for free and then another 16 on Christmas Eve."
"All of the parents wish that they could thank the gentleman for his kindness, so maybe he'll see this story and know his generosity was appreciated," Panetta added.