White Bear Lake barber's heartfelt retirement letter to clients

Al Willette has trimmed and styled all types of hair during his 45-year career as a barber in White Bear Lake, Minn. With word getting out about his retirement, every single appointment has been booked for weeks.

Everyone who has sat in his chair over those 45 years is more than a customer – they’re a friend. So before he retires, Willette is leaving his clients with something other than just a good haircut. He's handing out a heartfelt letter

“I am truly blessed to have an opportunity to serve you during my career. Yes, I am retiring as your barber, but I am not retiring our friendship.”

Along with his personal phone number and email address, he's also recommending other reputable barbers in the area and is planning a gigantic party for his 500-plus customers.