Justin Bieber Gives Typhoon Haiyan Victims a Reason to Smile

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Justin Bieber made people smile, who probably haven't smiled in awhile. The singer recently visited the Philippines to meet Typhoon Haiyan victims. Keep reading to find out what all he did while he was there! Justin BieberJustin Bieber made people smile, who probably haven't smiled in awhile. The singer recently visited the Philippines to meet Typhoon Haiyan victims.

Bieber recently flew to Tacloban, the devastated capital of central Leyte province, where he distributed shirts, toys and basketballs to children. The 19-year-old pop star visited a local elementary school that is currently being used as an evacuation center despite being heavily damaged by last month's typhoon. The storm killed 6,000 people and more than 1,700 others are missing. The storm totally wiped out towns and villages in the central Philippines.

"It was like we were not hit by the typhoon, like Yolanda never came," one girl told Manila's TV5 Television, describing her feelings on seeing her idol. Typhoon Haiyan is known locally as Yolanda.

Kate Donovan, a spokewoman for Unicef, said Bieber took a quick walk around the school and went to a temporary learning space that was filled with about 300 children. Later he moved to an outdoor stage to sing.

"He played a very beautiful set," she said.

"He played a series of Christmas songs and some of his hits as well, including `Baby.'"

Justin also visited another school and played basketball with those kids. He even posed for pictures with his fans.

A few days ago Justin posted a video on the fundraising platform Prizeo asking fans to help him support victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The money he raises will reportedly give some of the children who were caught in the path of Haiyan access to education, vaccinations, better nutrition, clean water and sanitation.

It's cool to see Justin stay out of trouble and give back to those in need. What do you think?

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