A homeless man gets a complete makeover after 25 years on the streets, and a heartwarming video of his reaction goes viral.
The video of his transformation went viral after being posted on Facebook
A 55-year-old homeless Spanish man broke down in tears after seeing the results of his incredible transformation from dishevelled, grey-haired hobo to a natty hipster after 25 years on the streets.
Jose Antonio became homeless after suffering depression in his twenties
A homeless man broke down in tears upon seeing the results of a dramatic makeover he was given free by a local trendy hair salon. At the time the video was made, Jose Antonio had been living on the streets of the Majorcan capital, Palma, for more than 25 years,
Former electrician, Jose Antonio, lost his way in life and ended up homeless after suffering from depression in his twenties. Well-known and liked by locals, he worked unofficially as a car park attendant to make money to buy food.
‘The video was shot in the Majorcan capital Palma in July 2015 but has only gone viral in the last few days after its release for the first time.’, reports Gerard Couzens, for The Mail Online
In the original video (below) we see the reactions of locals to Jose Antonio’s transformation
Even if you don’t understand Spanish, the following video is still well worth watching for the reactions of the locals. After the transformational makeover, Jose Antonio goes walkabout in the square where he is known and loved as a permanent fixture, and at first nobody recognises him! The reactions once people realise it’s their very own ‘Sprit of the Square’ shows their love and appreciation for him. One of them even asks him "Where’s your Ferrari?"
“It wasn’t just a change of look. It changed my life.”
The report by Gerard Couzens, for The Mail Online concludes:
The video was shot in the Majorcan capital Palma in July 2015, but has only gone viral in the last few days after its release for the first time.
Jose Antonio, who is now clean-shaven and has retained a healthier look although he has got his grey hair back, is still looking for work.
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