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 STORIESENTERTAINMENTENTERTAINMENT
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!”
“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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