Two young South Jackson businessmen call themselves a success.
"My name is Roger Ford. I'm a barber," says one, as he cuts hair.
"Chris Ellis. I'm a barber/stylist," says the other, also working on a cut.
They're not hurting for customers at Fabulous Cuts and Styles on Cooper Road. But because they know what it's like to have less than others, this year they sent out a Facebook message, looking for a family to provide Christmas for.
"You ain't able. Put it in your mind, strive to do better," Ford says.
It didn't take long for Ford and Epps to find a family.
"Single mom. She's pregnant now. Fiancee had a hardship where he's incarcerated now. So it was really touching. She couldn't provide how she wanted, so we stepped in," Epps says.
The mother is Epps' cousin. The men got her to write up a list.
"We went out, bought gifts, wrapped 'em," Ford says.
"Clothes, shoes, and some food," Epps tells us of what the family needs.
On Christmas Eve, the packages and some gift cards are delivered, with hugs and warm wishes.
"It's been rough. No job, not able to do what I'm supposed to for my children," says the mother, Kiwauna Brown. She stopped working when she had her third child, who is nine months old. She's now pregnant with her fourth.
"Thank you so much. Your gifts are appreciated by me and my kids," she tells Ford and Epps.
"It's just a warm spirit," Epps says. "That's how I was raised. You give, you shall receive. Give first, worry about you later."
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:35:57 GMT
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