25 Jan, 2019 @ 19:46
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#MiManoAJulen: The story of Malaga’s little Julen is breaking hearts around the world

FAMILY: Julen (left), and (right) his mum and dad

AN outpour of solidarity is sweeping across social media as the world anxiously waits for news about two-year-old Julen.

With just centimetres between the miners and the location where they believe Julen Jimenez is trapped, it is a story that has gripped the hearts of not only Spaniards, but people across the globe.

The hashtag #MiManoAJulen – My Hand To Julen – is being used by thousands of social media users to show their support for the Malagueno toddler and his family.

Many have praised the miners who, right now, are underground digging the final centimetres to reach him.

Like his family, friends, and neighbours, everyone is hoping for a happy ending after 12 days of tireless work to reach Julen, who fell down a 107-metre well during a family picnic.

A wave of images of outstretched hands are being posted across Twitter.

Students from local school, IES Ciudad Jardin Malaga, drew Julen’s name on their hands with a heart.

Many have drawn heartbreaking illustrations depicting the little tot down the well with words such as ‘hope’, with hands reaching out to him.

Others have drawn images of miners, with hero capes, digging to reach the toddler.


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