Michael Bublé gifts grandfather’s Vancouver home to caregiver from the Philippines
Canadian singer Michael Bublé fulfilled the dying wish of his grandfather by gifting the man’s Vancouver home to his caregiver.
Not only did Bublé give grandfather Demetrio Santanga’s home to Minette, a Filipino woman.
With the help of home designers Drew and Jonathan Scott of the HGTV show Property Brothers, Bublé also renovated the property while the caregiver was in the Philippines for a family visit.
Bublé then surprised the woman after she came back.
This story was told in a May 4 episode on HGTV’s Celebrity IOU show.
According to HGTV, Minette has become a “special part of the family”.
“My grandfather was my best friend growing up. He was my hero,” Bublé said in the HGTV piece written by Michelle Regna.
When the man got older, he received care at the home he built.
Minette was hired to take care of Demetrio and his wife.
“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 said.
According to HGTV, Minette cared for Buble’s grandparents for almost eight years.
The Filipino woman “sent almost every dollar she made back home”.
“By the end, it was safe to say that Minette had become one of grandpa Demetrio’s best friends and an honorary member of the Bublé family,” according to HGTV.