Homeless Man Reunites With Mother and Sister After 10 Years Thanks to Viral Makeover | 22 Words

A homeless man has reunited with his mother and sister after a decade apart after they tracked him down upon seeing his viral makeover.

The footage is the most heartwarming thing you'll ever see...

João Coelho Guimarães had been living on the streets of Goiânia, Brazil, for 3 years.

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But, for over a decade, his family had presumed him to be dead.

Well, this week, that all changed.

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He recently stumbled into the men's clothing store and barbershop, Padoo, where the owner and employees generously offered to clean him up.

And, not only did they give him a free haircut and beard trim...

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They gave him 3 shirts, a pair of pants, a jacket, and a new pair of shoes, all free of charge.

The shop's owner, Alessandro Lobo, recalled the moment he first met João.

Speaking to Bored Panda, he said: "He came and we asked if he was hungry and wanted something to eat. But he refused and asked if we had a razor so he could trim his beard. That's when we had an idea and everyone in the store decided to help in a different way, providing a day of beauty for him."

João's transformation was a lengthy process...

"It took 2 hours to complete the transformation. The whole team volunteered and everyone did a little, adding up to a surprising result," Lobo explained.

But the hard work was worth it.

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"He is a very shy person and of few words. But we noticed his look of satisfaction and he thanked us very much," Lobo added to UOL.

The finished result was incredible...

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And João was left looking like a totally different man.

Of course, the photos from his makeover instantly went viral...

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And thousands of people were quick to comment their thoughts on his new look.

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Here's the finished result.

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He looks like a totally different man, doesn't he?

And here's a before-and-after shot...

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Incredible work from the team at Padoo.

And to make this story even better?

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Thanks to his viral photos, João's long-lost mother and sister discovered that he was actually alive.

The barbers then organized a reunion. 

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“His sister, Maria Coelho, came in a hurry when she saw the pictures. She lives in Brasília DF and has been waiting for ten years to hear some news about him. She even thought he was dead," Lobo explained.

João is now starting a new life with his family.

You can watch the footage from their emotional reunion above. For more incredible transformations, keep scrolling...