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This Homeless Guy Went Viral After Getting A Makeover And Then His Whole Life Changed

Incredible what a difference a haircut makes.

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Antonio's makeover went viral, and was viewed millions of times on Facebook — but the good news didn't end with the haircut!

Oliva said that for a year and half, his team shopped the video around to private and public companies hoping to find one that wanted to work with them. They finally found a private company — which wishes to remain anonymous, he said — that has set up Antonio with a place to sleep.

The local council even helped Antonio update all of his documents. He also had operations done on his eyes; prior to the video, he was virtually blind. "He has all the documents, he has done several medical reviews, he has been able to operate the eyes," Oliva said.

The next goal is trying to help Antonio find a job. "That's why we've posted the video, to see if we get it," he said.


"The new look has helped me deal with the way I feel inside. It's had so many practical consequences," he said. "There was no way I could have found accommodation before. I would have been turned away. I'm now living in a room in a shared house which costs me [around $200] with the electricity included."

You can watch more about Antonio's transformation here:

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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