November 11th, 2013
09:32 AM ET

Homeless Veteran's Makeover Goes Viral

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a homeless veteran's makeover hits over 10 million views. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Jim Wolf has battled alcoholism and poverty for decades, but thanks to a Michigan filmmaker and stylists who worked for free, Jim is getting a new lease on life.

See the YouTube video that has been viewed more than 10 million times.

In it, Jim gets a haircut and color, a shave, and a new suit of clothes.  The end result is simply stunning.

The people who made this video are quick to point out that this is just the start of the journey for Jim, and the inside transformation is more important than the outside.

Since that video, Jim has secured housing, he's attending AA meetings for the first time, and he's turning his life around.

This veteran's day, consider giving to charities that help our veterans.  No one who serves this country deserves to be homeless. Here's "Nine ways you can help veterans" from CNN.com/Impact. 

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  1. chiamuso tingem melvi

    Veterans should always be given a special treatment as a result of the services offered to their country.

    November 12, 2013 at 5:07 am | Reply
  2. Sapphire

    Wonderful, good for him. I'm so Happy for him, and the volunteers. Hopefully he will continue to succeed, and move forward. Thank You for your sacrifice, and service Jim Wolf...

    November 12, 2013 at 12:39 am | Reply
  3. Edwin

    For some reason, he looks like a cross between Donnie Wahlberg and George H.W. Bush.

    November 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  4. Jon Clemmons

    My Thoughts about it.
    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWke81-52uk&w=640&h=360]

    November 11, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Reply

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