Raimundo Arrudo Sobrinho lost his house during the military regime that ruled his country of Brazil in the 1970s. With nothing to call his own, he got down to the streets and spent 35 years of his life on the streets.
Since he was not very presentable, not many people would even get near him, and so he was alone most of his days. However, he always found a friend in papers and his pen.
This man was a poetry writer who put down his thoughts and words but, nobody bothered or got to read them. Just when Raimundo never thought things would ever change for him, he crossed paths with a woman named Shalla.
Shalla noticed Raimundo would always write something, and her curiosity did not leave her at ease until she approached him one day and asked him about his papers. After reading his work, she was stunned at his incredible talent but she also wanted to do something for him.
She thought that the world deserved to read his poems and so she shared his poems on social media along with his life story. The post quickly got the attention of many people who were impressed with his work.
They shared it with their friends, and very soon, more than 100,000 people started following the page dedicated to Raimundo. One kind act of the woman changed his life.
Of all the people who happened to browse through Shalla’s social media page, one of them was Raimundo’s long-lost brother.
He instantly recognized Raimundo and contacted him. A very touching reunion was to take place which touched the hearts of many.
Raimundo was finally reunited with his family and was invited to live with them. He finally now had a place he called to call home. His life story was featured in the documentary, “The Conditioned.”