08/03/2012 12:52 pm ET

Cutting The Line To Employment

Elias Otero may be the only barber in town to cut hair for free, but his offer comes with a catch — he’s going to need to see your resume first.

The 49-year-old’s selective generosity began he watched the attacks on Sept. 11. He decided to give free haircuts to any veteran or active duty soldier who stepped foot in Otero’s Barber Shop in Deerfield, Ill. Last winter, he extended the offer to any customer who’s currently unemployed, as well.

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