We often see tears during makeovers – whether they’re from shock or joy – but they’re mostly reserved for after the reveal.

But when Maggie flew all the way to see the famous Makeover Guy, aka Christopher Hopkins, at his Minneapolis, Minnesota “appearance studio” this year, from her home in Vero Beach, Florida, she came with a very sad story.

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At just 52 years old (but feeling “30-ish”), Maggie had been widowed. Her police officer husband died just one day after he retired. She was understandably devastated and still trying to piece her life back together.

It’s common for people going through a tough time to want to “flip a switch” and do something drastic to get out of the cycle of sadness. And while a makeover might seem like such a small and unimportant thing, it did wonders for Maggie, who looked like a completely different person when all was said and done.

Of course, Maggie is beautiful to begin with. But despite this, she told Hopkins that her husband had been critical of the way she didn’t take care of herself.

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Now on her own, she not only wanted a new look and a new beginning, but a way to feel like she was doing something he would have appreciated even though he’s gone.

Maggie got very emotional while talking about her husband, but there was a silver lining keeping her going.

“The bad is I lost my husband – and the good is I have grandbabies.”

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It’s time to cheer Maggie up the best way a style team knows how.

Starting with dirty blonde hair and white roots, it was pretty clear that she was going to get a new hair color.

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But despite already being blond, Maggie could hardly believe her eyes when she saw her new golden tresses for the first time.

“Oh my God, I’d never of thought I’d look like this. That does not look like me at all,” she exclaimed.

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And we’re blown away too. The results are phenomenal.

Maggie has gorgeous skin, but the haircut and color take decades off her look. While the goal isn’t always to look younger, she now looks a lot closer to the age she feels.

The makeup team also does a great job evening out her skin tone and contouring her face so that her eyes pop. And her before and after photos are a testament to just how much a good eyebrow fill can change a person’s face. Maggie’s eyebrows had been overplucked before, but now frame her face perfectly.

Her makeup is subtle, concentrating on the brows and eyes, with just a bit of color on her lips – but it makes a huge difference.

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And you’ll see that her posture and demeanor completely change after the makeover as well – Maggie has found her confidence again.

She simply can’t believe how great she looks. In fact, she hardly even recognizes herself and feels like she’s looking at her daughter in the mirror instead.

Commenters felt the same way:

“I am literally standing up, applauding. This is his best makeover!” said one.

And many called it their favorite transformation of all time:

“This is by far my favorite makeover! Omgosh, she looks at least twenty years younger! Love her heart! Another Great Job Christopher, you knocked it out of the park!”

Be sure to scroll down below to see the before and after for yourself.

The video has only been posted for about a week but it already has over 72,00o views – it’s a must-see!

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