True happiness comes from the heart, not from the material belongings, and this guy seems to be the happiest man alive. Even though he used to live on the streets nearly his entire life, without any possessions, he’s just far more fortunate than many of us. Recently he just showed the world what real happiness is, after he celebrated one of his dogs’ birthday in the sweetest way. Someone caught the beautiful moment on camera and it warms hearts all over the place!
José Luis Matos is one of the many homeless people who live on the streets of Bucaramanga, the capital of the department of Santander in Colombia. Recently, the 25-year-old man known as ‘Choco Aventura,’ went viral on social media and the reason is just heartwarming.
Choco might live on the streets, but he still has a family. A really loving one: his two adorable dogs who never leave his side. They are inseparable and have a deep love for each other. So when one of the dogs, named Shaggy, turned 2 years old, Choco had a lovely surprise for him. He just bought a cake, birthday candles, and even party hats, for a proper celebration.
In an absolutely adorable, and now viral, footage, Choco can be seen siting on some stairs alongside his furry companions – who’re both wearing party hats – with a birthday cake in front of them, and singing ‘Happy Birthday!’ Then Choco cut a slice of cake for both his pups and kisses them. The video is a pure display of love and compassion!
“He is “Choco”, a street dweller from #Bucaramanga,” the person who filmed the moment, wrote. “He has always been seen accompanied by his furry ones. It is for people like him that we must change this unjust society.”
You can watch the heartwarming moment below!
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Thankfully, with his moment going viral online, Choco and his two dogs’ lives have changed. People all over the world, including locals, have been deeply impressed by the inspiring footage, so they brought them clothes and even a cellphone for Choco. More, he even got a job offer and a place to live with his two friends.
Fate in humanity restored!
GRAB THE TISSUES: This homeless man took time to celebrate his dog’s second birthday by having cake together and singing. 🐶 🍰 pic.twitter.com/qCAMcZIMJ9
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