A month after super typhoon Yolanda struck majority of the Visayas area leaving gruesome death tolls and damages to the affected regions, international megastar Justin Bieber flew unannounced to Tacloban City and had a surprise visit to an evacuation center yesterday (December 11, 2013). The teen heartthrob reportedly performed a mini concert and sang “Holy Night” to evacuees (mostly children) of Tacloban Central Elementary School. He also played street basketball and handed out T-shirts to the survivors.
I commend Bieber for his support to the Filipino people especially to the victims of Yolanda. What he did was remarkable and heartwarming. I became a fan instantly and followed him on twitter. I know most celebrities, local and foreign have expressed their support to the victims of Yolanda’s wrath, but lending help personally and being with the victims for just a short period of time is really priceless.
In the wake of super typhoon Yolanda, Justin Bieber’s appearance made a pleasant distraction to whatever the survivors are going through. I believe this event gave the survivors a sense hope and resiliency despite their struggling situations. It also made a clear realization that people still need help until now and that massive rehabilitation efforts are still needed up to this day.
From the bottom of my heart, Thank You Justin Bieber! :)