This week, 33 miners in Chile were rescued after being trapped underground for more than two months. The 33 miners were determined to be alive in late August, and it was said that it could take up to four months to get them all out alive. Thank goodness it didn't take that long, but it still took a while.
The emotional rescue was broadcast on TV and everyone was watching, including some of your favorite stars. Here are some of their reactions:
Jordin Sparks: Lost it when the little boy saw his father. So happy these men are finally getting out of that Chilean mine. One Step at a time… :)
Justin Bieber: Just found out the miners of Chile are being rescued!!! happy for the families being brought back together. miracles do happen.
Chelsea Staub: The first miner in Chile rises from the dark! Thanks to the amazing rescuers who have worked non-stop to rekindle the light in these lives.
Victoria Justice: Just watched the first miner being pulled out in Chile… crazy!! I wonder what they talked about under there for that long? So happy for their families though, that's amazing. It's so awesome when people work together and save so many lives. Go team!!
Kim Kardashian: Wow seriously in tears watching this Chilean miners getting released on CNN! What a tough struggle they made it through!!!
Sophia Bush: Congratulations to the Chilean miners who have been rescued! Let's hope the rest of them are freed as quickly as possible.
Hilary Duff: This is such a beautiful day!I am moved by watching these miners in Chile being rescued!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spike TV has ordered a new reality show called "Coal," a docu-series chronicling the dangerous profession of coal mining set in West Virginia. Sharon Levy, executive vp original programming at Spike, said the dire situation in Chile during the past 70 days only reinforced the idea that a close look at the harsh realities of mining was overdue. The network was prepared to announce the project weeks ago but held off until rescue workers could begin freeing the miners.
Did you watch the miners' rescue? What were your thoughts?
(Photo: AP via JSYK)