English rapper Bugzy Malone says one of his music videos helped reunite a missing man with his family.
In the video for his song “Run,” the 27-year-old rapper said he featured homeless people on the streets of Manchester. He said that during the shoot, he had the opportunity to hear more about their stories.
"We went out and got proper homeless people. We had a chance to chat to them and give them a little something,” he told BBC Radio 1Xtra.
After the video was released in August, the unexpected happened.
"We got an email off a mum of one of the guys, the guy had been missing for six months, to a year,” the rapper, whose real name is Aaron Davis, told the radio show. "He was on the missing list. And when she's seen him in my music video, it made her go out and find him."
The man, whose name has not been released, later saw an Instagram post in which the rapper called him "special," Bugzy Malone said.
When the man saw that, he was encouraged to get his life back on track.
He has now been reunited with his family.
"He's back home with his family and he's got a girlfriend," the rapper said.