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When his transformational photos go viral, the man who was thought to be dead for ten years is discovered by his family.

Luck does not always favor everyone. That’s why, despite hitting rock bottom from time to time, we manage to rise and carry on. 

This is identical to what happened to Joo Coelho Guimares. Everyone assumed he was a 45-year-old homeless man until his transforming images went viral. 

And all it took was a single day to change his fate. His friendly barber offered him a shave and trim, which he gratefully accepted. 

“We asked him whether he was hungry and if he wanted something to eat when he arrived. He, on the other hand, refused and asked if we had a razor so he could shave his beard. That’s when we came up with the concept, and everyone in the store decided to help him in a different way by giving him a day of beauty,” Alessandro told the media portal UOL. 

Joo was given a fresh lease on life by the barber. He changed Joo’s clothes and shoes, gave him a haircut and trim, and washed him. Because he had a family who believed Joo had been dead for ten years, this new look flipped his life upside down. 

Joo Coelho Guimares came into the barbershop to have his beard trimmed. 

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Alessandro, the shop owner, was asked about the generous event. “We chose to assist him since we recognized his dire need. Over the last two months, we’ve become friends with him. We greeted him and offered him the complete experience when he requested for a razor.” 

The crew did the best in changing João

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Alessandro was asked if he participates in similar events on a regular basis. “We have various social assistance projects, and it is quite satisfying for us to be able to assist individuals, no matter who they are. Many people lost loved ones during the pandemic, while others were left with financial hardships. In such a trying time, a little assistance is always appreciated.” 

João is waiting for a transformation

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João was given a shave, trim and a wash

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“The transition took two hours to complete. The entire crew participated, and everyone contributed in some way, resulting in a surprise outcome.” After the makeover, Joo remained silent. His tears speak everything about how grateful he is. 

And João was a totally different person

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Image credits: padoooficial

Alessandro refused to inquire as to why Joo had left his home. “I didn’t want to get into the why he left home debate. He surely have his reasons, but all we wanted to do was offer him some dignity at the time.” 

And the bigger surprise came once his photos went viral

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Image credits: padoooficial

His family found him thanks to the photos and the barbershop organized a family reunion

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The joy of seeing a brother who had been presumed dead for ten years. 

“When his sister Maria Coelho saw the images, she came in a hurry. She resides in Brasilia, DF, and has been waiting for news about him for ten years. She even believed he had died.” 

João’s family shared photos when he was young

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Joo has yet to be apprehended. His sister wanted to greet him and drive him home, but he refused. He claims that he feels free on the streets. That’s why he refused to return home.” 

Let’s hope this transformation would be a blessing for him

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Image credits: padoooficial

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