Friday, 8 November 2013

Time-lapse transformation of homeless vet makeover to see the potentials in people we ignore everyday. (Video + pix)

If there is one thing that'll make you cry in a feel-good kind of way today, it's this.
A 25-years-old American local video producer, Rob Bliss, has set out to prove that potential exists even in the people we ignore in footage that has quickly spread across the internet. The clip features a homeless U.S. Army war veteran, Jim Wolf, who struggled with poverty and alcoholism for years. While these internal struggle can take a long time to cast off and reverse, it took only a few hours in a saloon chair to change wolf, an homeless man, into an incredible handsome man with potentials.

Rob Bliss, the video producer, said he did the transformation because he was trying to get himself into doing things for a better purpose. "If I can only get people to look at any homeless person on the street and see the mirror image of them - the image of someone who would look socially acceptable - realise that potential, that 'what if,' and root for their success," Bliss said.

Since his makeover, Wolf will soon move into his own apartment and has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

While this transformation was for one man and the video encourages people to donate to a specific, local ministry, it also contains messages that reach much further.

One is that "an outward transformation is important, but an inward one is more important and the other is that hopefully, it will help to change stereotypes to give people a perspective that "everyone is worthy of being treated with dignity and respect."
See more photos and watch the video after the cut:

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