Mexican citizens sing their national anthem as someone gets rescued from earthquake debris, and we’re soaked in tears

September 30, 2017

There are some things that just make us feel. Whether we see a cute dog or someone doing a good deed, from time to time we’re reminded of just how incredible this planet can be. And while all the natural disasters that have been plaguing our world are incredibly worrisome (we’re donating money and supplies to you, Puerto Rico), there are times even amidst the chaos that we get to see humanity’s true light. One potent example of this is when Mexican citizens in a neighborhood affected by the earthquake started singing the country’s national anthem, as someone who was trapped under debris gets rescued.

There are some things that just make us feel. Whether we see a cute dog or someone doing a good deed, from time to time we’re reminded of just how incredible this planet can be. And while all the natural disasters that have been plaguing our world are incredibly worrisome (we’re donating money and supplies to you, Puerto Rico), there are times even amidst the chaos that we get to see humanity’s true light. One potent example of this is when Mexican citizens in a neighborhood affected by the earthquake started singing the country’s national anthem, as someone who was trapped under debris gets rescued.

Domingo 24 de Sept, 10:41pm – Todos festejan el rescate de una persona más en Gabriel Mancera y Escocia con el Himno Nacional, más de 105 horas pero #SiSePudo continúan labores de rescate.No estoy llorando, sólo se me metió un ‘México Chingon’ en el ojo.➡www.enlaciudad.com.mx⬅#cdmx #fuerzamexico #sismo #mexico

Posted by Ciudad de México on Sunday, September 24, 2017

In the video, we see hundreds of volunteers singing the song while a survivor is slowly and carefully saved.

Even if you don’t know the Himno Nacional de México, aka the Mexican National Anthem, you can’t help but be compelled by this touching tribute. Part of the translation of the anthem is:

“Dear homeland! Dear homeland! Your children swear to exhale breath in your cause. If the bugle in its belligerent (warlike) tone, summons them to fight with courage, you will get the olive garlands! They will have a memory of glory! You will get a laurel of victory! They will have a tomb of honor!”

This song feels especially appropriate during this heroic mission. The best part, however, has to be when the person is rescued and everyone starts clapping and cheering.

Then everyone breaks into a chorus of “Sí se pudo” which means “yes we can.”

We hope that many more people get rescued and are greeted by the same chorus of cheers. In the meantime, we’re sending all of our love and support to those who’ve been affected by these disasters.

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