It was shortly after midnight when the first of the trapped Chilean miners emerged from the rescue capsule. After being trapped underground for 70 days, the rescue was proving successful. This is such a great story on so many levels.
For the first 17 days when no one knew if they were alive, the 33 miners rationed two days of food in the hope that they would be found. When they were found an international coalition of more than 1000 people began working tirelessly on their rescue. The miners worked to keep each other’s spirits up when they were told they may not be rescued until Christmas. All of these people pulling together for a noble cause and they got it done.
There’s a lesson here for all of us. Especially, in this vitriolic political climate, for politicians.