Lin-Manuel Miranda's next act: Helping rebuild Puerto Rico

  • Published on Nov 12, 2017
  • Correspondent David Begnaud joins Lin-Manuel Miranda on a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The creator and star of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" has been leading relief efforts (including creating a charity song and video, "Almost Like Praying") for the island, which is still suffering nearly two months after Hurricane Maria decimated critical infrastructure, water and power supplies.
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Comments: 23

  • squirtle turtle
    squirtle turtle 13 hours ago

    Tickets for ten dollars??? I wanna live in porta rico

  • Rainbow Writer
    Rainbow Writer 3 days ago

    Lin-Manuel for 2020. He understands humanity and compassion.

  • Barbara Rey
    Barbara Rey 3 days ago

    God bless him for his compassion in action :)

  • cloudehweeb edits
    cloudehweeb edits 7 days ago

    Hes such an amazing person, i look up to him so much

  • Mustafa M
    Mustafa M 8 days ago +1

    Is he only going to perform in Puerto Rico

  • Arianna Chase
    Arianna Chase 8 days ago

    ;-; he's so pure its beautiful

  • Dave Dee
    Dave Dee 9 days ago

    I hope HIS money from his stupid $800 per seat play is being used and not donations from some guy working for minimum wage.
    800 per seat in a 500 seat theater is 400,000. Multiply that by 40 theaters nationwide and he's got 16,000,000. Multiply that by 5 countries with 40 theaters with 500 seats and you got 80,000,000

    • Will Frost
      Will Frost 4 days ago

      multiply that by THE ACTORS HAVE TO GET PAID SOMEHOW DIPSHIT

  • Crescent Rudella
    Crescent Rudella 9 days ago

    I'm so glad he's doing this to help the people who need help the most i pray for all those people please give those people faith and strength God bless those people and Puerto Rico

  • deadpoolnerd
    deadpoolnerd 9 days ago +2

    As a fellow Boricua living in America I understand how he feels especially when those that are supposed to lead and help put us down looking at us the value of human life with a price tag... but it's so uplifting to see one man step up for his people bolstering a huge feeling of hope

  • yashiWinchester
    yashiWinchester 9 days ago +3

    This really made me cry. Just alone looking at that porch..i cannot even begin to imagine how he and his family felt, and how the other people, whose life have been turned upside down by the disaster feel. I just hope that the supplies and the relief efforts are reaching them and helping them get out of this dire situation.

  • brujaja Aknot Wrought
    brujaja Aknot Wrought 10 days ago +5

    Thank you for posting this, I hadn't heard about it. Lin-Manuel seems like a completely delightful person. So nice to know there are people like him in the world.

  • Margarita Estrada
    Margarita Estrada 10 days ago +5

    Because of Lin-Manuel's status, his initiatives will be executed. For those of us who are collecting supplies from our neighborhoods to send to Puerto Rico, we wonder, "What if this is all in vain." But we believe in a higher power that controls all, and we couldn't just sit around crying and not take any action. There is no doubt in my mind that the American people care about Puerto Rico, because of the generosity I have been honored to see and feel from every ethnicity who has contributed money, checks, and supplies for our cause. However, we pray that supplies get to the people that need it. That somehow, divine intervention takes place, breaks through the barriers, because people are hungry, have no running water, and some are dying.

  • Megan Ripley
    Megan Ripley 10 days ago +13

    I am so proud of Lin but I am absolutely furious he has had to do this because Trump is so utterly useless.

  • Mary Hannemann
    Mary Hannemann 10 days ago +17

    He’s so generous, hes literally helping a DISASTER. Wishing Lin good luck ^w^

  • Patricia Burke
    Patricia Burke 10 days ago +13

    His family and Puerto Rico must be so proud of him, as all Americans are. We are one & we must never forget that, despite the greedy, selfish, heartless politicians. We, the people, are ashamed of their neglect . They don't reflect the majority of Americans and that electoral college should be ashamed and stopped.

  • Miko Ponce
    Miko Ponce 10 days ago +1

    Ahí con la comunista Yulin,q pena por Lin!!

  • Darlene Serrano
    Darlene Serrano 10 days ago +5

    I am so proud of everything you are doing! God Bless..Pa' Alante

  • Spiral Breeze
    Spiral Breeze 10 days ago +18

    Lin is an angel as pure as they come.

  • Love Yourself
    Love Yourself 10 days ago +9

    I love this man so much he’s just amazing

  • John Wilson
    John Wilson 10 days ago +28

    In many ways, Lin-Manuel Miranda is the most amazing man in modern history.