In this moving video, a homeless man in Spain is given an incredible makeover in a fancy salon and ends up almost unrecognizable. The man's name is Jose Antonio, and the salon is La Salvajeria, in Palma de Mallorca.
The video was made in 2015 but was just posted this week in honor of the salon's third anniversary, according to the Huffington Post.
In the video, Jose Antonio, a former electrician, explains how he became homeless in 1990 after suffering a period of depression. In 2015, he was working as a parking lot attendant and saving money to rent a room.
Jose Antonio used to park the car of Salva Garcia, the owner of the salon, and Garcia would joke about cutting off his long hair. Antonio's hope was to get a full-time job, but he knew his long, unkempt hair and beard could hold him back from that, so he finally agreed to the free makeover.
Speaking to La Vanguardia newspaper, Garcia said, "At first, he didn't want to, but one day he changed his mind."
The transformation is wonderful, with Jose Antonio ending up looking 20 years younger. He struggles to hold back the tears as he sees himself after the haircut and color and new set of clothes given to him at the salon. "This is incredible," he says, "How different, no one's going to recognize me!"
Now, two years later, Jose Antonio is living in a shared apartment and looking for a full-time gig, according to the Huffington Post.