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This Cartoon Shows The Team Effort Of Rescuing The Thai Boys' Soccer Team And People Love It

"This will be a good lesson for not only us, but also for the whole world that big obstacles can be overcome through cooperation."

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"Our pens didn't start working until the first boy was successfully rescued from the cave," they said. They decided to draw a cartoon to show the Thai people's appreciation of the support they received from people around the world.

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They shared their cartoon on their Facebook page Sunday night, not expecting it to go viral.

It was then shared more than 15,000 times overnight.

"It is unbelievable," they said. "There are so many comments from so many countries. We're so glad to hear they love it."

"The 13 footballers are represented as the little wild boars," they said. "There was tons of kindness flowing in from many countries and specialist teams so we wanted to present all of them symbolically."

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Here is a list of what each animal represents:

* The white elephant: former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, who led the rescue operation

* The wild boars: the boys and their coach

* The seals: the Thai Navy SEALs

* The frogs: the world-class divers involved in the mission

* The white horse: all of the heroes who have been involved in the mission

* The lion: rescuers from England

* The kangaroo: rescuers from Australia

* The moose: rescuers from Sweden

* The dog: the K9 unit

* The brown elephant: rescuers from Laos

* The tiger: rescuers from China

* The dragon: the water-pumping and drilling teams

* The crane: rescuers from Japan

* The swallows: climbers from Libong, Thailand

* The Iron Man: Elon Musk

* The eagle: rescuers from the US

* The birds: reporters

* The single crow: bad comments and obstacles

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People really loved it.

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"Very cute picture. It's funny that everyone is heading out of the cave, but the black crow is staring back into the cave instead."

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"All the Thai people hope that we can complete this mission safely," the sisters said. "This will be a good lesson for not only us, but also for the whole world that big obstacles can be overcome through cooperation."

UPDATE

The sisters have shared an updated, final version of their cartoon after all 12 boys and their coach were successfully rescued.

Kassy Cho is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Kassy Cho at kassy.cho@buzzfeed.com.

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