LOOK: Heart Evangelista, dog rescue group give homeless man a home
Heart Evangelista surprised a homeless man with a house of his own yesterday, Dec. 1, weeks after she met him along Gilmore Avenue in Quezon City.
Kuya Jun was eating with some dogs in front of a closed establishment when Evangelista met him on Nov. 18, while she was looking for her own dog Casper, who went missing at the time.
If you see him along Gilmore say hello☁️🖤 his name is Jun… a hero❤️ an inspiration 🙏🏻☁️❤️😌 pic.twitter.com/OOtvbL80Os
— LoveMarie O. Escudero (@heart021485) November 18, 2019FEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
She has since been reunited with Casper, thanks to the help of her fans on social media.
Evangelista later partnered with PAWSsion Project to give Kuya Jun and his furry friends their own home, as seen in her Instagram Stories yesterday. PAWSsion Project is a Bacolod-based nonprofit organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs.
Kuya Jun could not help but shed tears when Evangelista led him to his new home — a simple bahay kubo.
Evangelista even took the time to spend a moment with Kuya Jun and his dogs inside their new house.
The rescue group also shared the thoughtful surprise on social media. They accompanied their post with photos of Kuya Jun with home appliances and a short video of him in tears after seeing his new home.
“Today was totally a happy, emotional, heartwarming and [life-changing] day as we officially welcomed Kuya Jun and his dogs to the shelter,” they said. “HOMELESS NO MORE!”
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For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope. 🖤 Today was totally a happy, emotional, heartwarming and life changing day as we officially welcomed Kuya Jun and his dogs to the shelter. HOMELESS NO MORE! ❤️😭 He had the simplest wishes, just a place where he can be with his dogs, and clothes he can use to go to church. We were all in tears when he cried for joy seeing his home and everyone else at the shelter giving him the warmest welcome. He said, everyday, he prays for a home for him and his dogs and we thank God for using all of us as His instruments. Thank you @iamhearte for helping us give him a home. It was all because of you that we now have this amazing new member of our family. God really is amazing to have used all of us in making this happen. Thank you @kitbarraquias for the ultimate pangkabuhayqn showcase for tatay!!! Thank you to our dearest volunteers for all the help since day 1 and everyone else who helped one way or another!! We all did it! So so happy for Kuya Jun and his dogs and for everyone. It is an experience we’ll forever treasure. Indeed, God makes all things beautiful in His time 🖤 WELCOME TO THE FAMILY KUYA JUN!
“He had the simplest wishes, just a place where he can be with his dogs, and clothes he can use to go to church,” the group added.
The organization then thanked Evangelista for lending a hand, and model Kit Barraquias for the “ultimate [pangkabuhayan] showcase” for Kuya Jun.
Kuya Jun now appears to be a part of the rescue group, as they called him an “amazing new member of our family.” JB
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