It was nothing short of a miracle for him.
A new video posted online Wednesday shows a popular YouTube personality giving a fully-furnished house to a homeless man — and as one individual commented, watching his reactions is practically guaranteed to give you “goosebumps the whole way through.”
Watch the video (skip to around 3:40 to see the unveiling of the house):
Earlier this year, the same YouTube personality, knowns as Rahat, gave a “winning” lottery ticket to the homeless man, identified as Eric. Video of Eric’s reaction went viral after he attempted to selflessly share his earnings with Rahat. Thousands from around the world were moved to help him and an online fundraiser was then set up, raising more than $40,000.
With that money, Rahat paid for one year of rent at a nearby home, furnished it and paid for all the utilities, including cable and Internet. When he went to catch up with Eric, the homeless man informed him that he had just landed a job.
Rahat then invited him out to dinner to celebrate. While on their way, he told Eric he needed to stop by at his house and pick something up. Inviting Eric inside to take a look, Rahat then hit him with the news.
“I have got to be honest with you, this isn’t really my house,” he says in the video. “This is your house.”
“You’ve got to be kidding me right?” Eric asks in shock, before breaking down and hugging Rahat. “Oh my God! Are you serious?!”
Eric’s reaction has since captivated the Internet.
“I’m crying,” one individual wrote on YouTube, a sentiment echoed by many others.
“This is just amazing and touching,” wrote another. “Thank you to everyone who made this possible.”
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