Not all people are lucky. Some call it fate. And some call it luck!
Anyhow, life treats us in many different ways. The experiences we have with life are different from each other. Some people get the worst treatment, and they are made to lose their families and end up in the street, roaming around. Such people can hardly find something to eat or a place to stay at night.
This is one such story!
It is about Joao Coelho Guimaraes, who is 45 years old and has spent three years of his life in the streets without nowhere to go or a roof over his head.
But the luck hit him when the barbershop employees offered him a haircut. The man has visited this Barbershop and asked for a razor to trim his beard. The considerate employees of the Barbershop asked if he was hungry to provide him with something to eat. But all he needed was the razor. But everyone at the shop decided to help him out in a unique way.
They gave him not only a haircut but also a complete makeover. They trimmed his beard and hair, washed him up, and gave him clothes: three shirts, pants, a jacket, and new shoes. Like any other incident, they were keen to take pictures of this incredible makeover. The turning point was when they posted the images on social media. Soon, the views went viral, and Joao’s family noticed these pictures.
By this time, they thought that Joao was dead and gone!
And it was more than ten years.
The relationship that Joao has with the Barbershop runs back several months. The shop staff had made friends with him a couple of months ago. That is the reason that Joao was confident enough to ask for help. And the workers of the Barbershop were more than happy to offer him support. The shop had some special aid projects planned for those in need—especially during the pandemic when many lost loved ones, leaving most of them in financial difficulties and needing additional support from the outside world.
The entire team got together to help him, and his reaction was the sweetest. He was genially surprised to see himself with a new look. He got a completely new look after the response.
The team tried to find out why he left home and about his relatives. But it must have been an unpleasant memory that Joao did not want to answer any of the questions regarding his past. He must have had his reasons for leaving his family and home.
Joao got the most significant surprise as soon as the pictures went viral. He was able to meet his long-lost family. But for Joao, the situation was different. Though his sister wanted to take him home, he did not want to. The reason was quite surprising. He said he feels free in the streets. So, he prefers to be on the roads.
Though the sister recognized him when she saw the pictures, he was not ready to cope with the change. The sister rushed to meet him after the photos were published on social media. She had been waiting for ten years to hear from Joao. She had even thought he was dead. Though Joao did not want to move out with the family, he was happy to meet them and start a new life.