In 2011, the homeless poet’s life forever changed when he met a woman named Shalla Monteiro. Monteiro created a Facebook page so the world could experience Sobrinho’s poems. To date, Sobrinho’s page has almost 40,000 fans — but one proved to be more important than the others: Sobrinho’s brother.
In the video above, made early this year, you can hear Sobrinho’s full story — how he was reunited with his family and is on schedule to publish his poetry. You may need a box of tissues.