A man living homeless for 25-years was reduced to tears when he was given a free makeover by a local hair salon.
The La Salvajeria in Majorca, Spain replaced 55-year-old Jose Antonio’s unkempt grey hair and unruly beard with a hipster hair style and a new, neat beard.
He was also given a new outfit to wear.
‘This is incredible,’ said the former electrician, now working as an unlicensed parking attendant, on seeing his reflection in a mirror for the first time. ‘How different, no one’s going to recognize me!’
Speaking about his life before the transformation, Jose said he was working as an unlicensed parking lot attendant and was saving money so he could rent a room.
He hoped to eventually secure full-time employment — but he understood his appearance was ‘very important’ to realising his dream.
Filmmaker Santi Oliva, of Dr. Filmgood Audiovisual Studio, shot the footage in June 2015, but posted it online Wednesday to mark the salon’s third anniversary.
‘Before filming we interviewed him and we saw he really wanted to change his life,’ Oliva told La Vanguardia. ‘He wasn’t an alcoholic or drug addict, only a person with bad luck.’
Watch the tear-jerking video below: