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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.
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How This Cartoon Became A Unifying Symbol For Brussels

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. 

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'.