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Claudio Bravo Bought Four New Homes For Families Left Homeless By Chile Wildfires

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Claudio Bravo Bought Four New Homes For Families Left Homeless By Chile Wildfires

Claudio Bravo came to the rescue of four families in Chile who had their homes devastated by wildfires.

A boy who was affected by the fire, nine-year-old Camilo, had reached out to the Manchester City shot-stopper, 36, to ask for a signed shirt.

And the former Barcelona man decided to help those in need in his native homeland of Chile, which was hit with wildfires in 2017.

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Bravo stepped up to help four families affected by the tragedy, with Camilo's granddad, Miguel, touched by his incredible gesture.

"They interviewed my grandson when the fire was and he said he would like to have Claudio Bravo's shirt," he told Chilean newspaper La Cuarta.

"Then he contacted him and told him that he was going to give him his shirt. And in addition a house.

"I was defeated [before Bravo stepped in]. I felt that we would not touch our house and I was thinking how I was going to fix things.

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"Then this help from heaven came."

The wildfires claimed the lives of 11 people and devastated 3,000 buildings and homes.

Bravo and his wife, Carla Pardo, took the time to visit the town of Santa Olga, which was ravaged by the wildfire.

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According to the BBC, 1,000 homes in the town were destroyed and up to 6,000 residents fled from the fires.

Miguel revealed that Pardo and her children would visit their family and he was humbled by their kind generosity.

"Carla Pardo came later with her children to visit us and see how we were. They were very kind," he said.

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"They even invited my grandson and his father to a game at the national stadium.

"The gesture he made with my family and with my grandson was very big."

City bought Bravo from Barcelona in 2016 for a reported fee of £17m and he was Pep Guardiola's first choice between the sticks for the season.

But the Chile international endured a poor season and would be dropped in favour of Willy Caballero.

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Bravo now plays second fiddle to Ederson at City.

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Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Chile, Football, Premier League

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