Mario....a miner since the age of 12. On his knees giving thanks as he reached the top of the shaft in that amazing rescue pod. Are you watching? Are you wiping a tear now and then? Are you celebrating some wonderful good news today?
I have been watching since the early hours of the morning, and watching on and off all day - and the grin doesn't falter, and the catch in the throat remains. And I want to be watching when the shift boss, the man who was in charge down there in the bowels of the earth comes up - the last of the miners. What a job he has done. In fact, what a huge and spectacular job everyone has done. And hats off to that American driller who went back home yesterday, saying that his job was done. Amazing machinery. Amazing men. Amazing planning and execution of something never achieved before. 33 men are almost back on on the surface of the earth.
And (there are too many "ands" today) what about the families..... the doctors, psychologists, the experts from around the world - all involved, and all players in today's modern day wonder.
I salute each and every one and I am celebrating along with the rest of the world. Phenomenal.