Singer Michael Bublé fulfilled his late grandfather’s dying wish to give the house he built to his Filipina caregiver so she would have a place of her own.
The heartwarming moment was featured in an episode of HGTV’s “Celebrity IOU” on May 4, according to The Georgia Straight.
The Vancouver home, which was built by the singer’s grandfather Demetrio Santanga, underwent renovation with the help of home designers Drew and Jonathan Scott while Minette was in the Philippines.
Minette, who took care of both Bublé’s grandfather and grandmother for eight years, became a “special part of the family.”
“My grandfather was my best friend growing up. He was my hero,” the 44-year-old singer told HGTV.
“I came from the Philippines working as a community health worker. Then I got hired by Michael’s family to look after grandma and grandpa at the same time,” Minette, who sent almost every dollar back to her family in the Philippines, said.
“Minette doesn’t keep any of the money that she makes. She’s got a lot of family in the Philippines and she takes that money and she sends it all back,” Bublé said via Inquirer. “Minette is this really compassionate, kind, empathetic human being. She became family almost instantly. I can only imagine what it’s going to mean to her.”
Bublé, along with the two home designers, turned the interior of the 1970s home into a more modern design.
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