How This Cartoon Became A Unifying Symbol For Brussels

In the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels, Tintin, an iconic Belgian cartoon, began making the rounds on social media.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | March 22, 2016

Tintin is weeping for Brussels. 

Following Tuesday's terror attacks, the Belgian cartoon was widely shared on social media

Tintin's official Twitter account also weighed in. 

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In Belgium, Tintin is a national icon. 

In the series, he's a fearless young reporter. Brussels is his hometown. 

French comic artist Joann Sfar drew Tintin comforting his sidekick Captain Haddock with the caption, "Me too, Captain, I sometimes think about moving to the moon."

Another unlikely symbol of solidarity? Brussels' famous statueManneken-Pis

This video contains images from Getty Images and clips from HBO / 'The Adventures of Tintin'.

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