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Michael Bublé gives Pinay caretaker his grandfather's home; says it was his 'greatest wish'

Michael Bublé's grandfather's dying wish was to give his Filipino caretaker a home of her own, and the Canadian singer fulfilled it.

In an episode of the HGTV show "Celebrity IOU," Michael said the person he wanted to give back to the most was Minette, who took good care of his grandfather in Vancouver.

"I hired Minette, the nurse, to come and live with him and by the end, (she) was his best friend," Michael told the hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott.

The singer also shared how Minette has been sending all the money she has made to her family back home in the Philippines.

"She’s really a special, beautiful woman," Michael said.

"I think my grandpa would be thrilled knowing that maybe we could lessen the burden a little bit, allowing Minnette to continue helping her family without it being so hard on her," he also said.

And so, while Minette was visiting the Philippines, the Scott brothers helped Michael renovate his grandfather's house before giving it to her.

"Entertainment News" reported that the singer even had to get an MRI after swinging a sledgehammer.

“I don't know what I did. It was so bad that I went and got an MRI after," he told ET.

"It turns out that I'm just out of shape and I'm a wimp and the sledgehammer was too much for me — but O got in there. I refused to not be in there with them."

When it was time to surprise Minette with the house — her house — Michael had to tell her they were shooting a documentary about him and his grandpa, since he knew she "did not like getting any attention."

So Minette, who had no idea that Michael was driving her to her newly-renovated home, got emotional when he told her the news.

"My grandfather, his greatest wish was not just that I kept this house in the family, but it was that this would be your home cause he loved you so much and so there is no documentary this is all for you," Michael said. — Margaret Claire Layug/LA, GMA News