VIDEO: Newport News YouTuber surprises homeless man with a home

Posted at 1:56 PM, May 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-08 19:37:07-04

We’re warning you now. This video might make you cry!

In March, a Newport News-based YouTuber named Rahat, best known for performing magic tricks and pranks at fast food drive-thru windows, presented a homeless man named Eric with a $1,000 “winning” lottery ticket.

That video went viral and Rahat set up a fundraiser to help Eric. Turns out, Rahat was able to raise over $40,000 for Eric.

On Wednesday, he uploaded a new video where he presented Eric with a new home, with the rent paid through for the entire year and full of new furniture, appliances and everything else a home would need.

Eric, who expresses in the video that he has recently found a job, was clearly overwhelmed with the surprise.

“Everybody that helped me out. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I thank you for sticking with me and I thank you for believing in me. I love you all! I thank you. I thank you for being there for me.”

Click here to visit the fundraising page set up for Eric by Rahat.