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    The Botched "Ecce Homo" Restoration Helped Save A Spanish Town's Economy

    The Lord moves in mysterious ways.

    Remember the "Ecce Homo" painting? How an old lady's attempt to restore a fresco of Jesus completely ruined it?

    It became a huge meme.

    Its smudgy face was everywhere.

    Well, now the New York Times is reporting that the botched restoration has inadvertently given the town's economy a massive boost, with thousands of tourists flocking to it to see the fresco.

    But the picture has become so popular that now the residents of the town celebrate the anniversary of Giménez's work every year, the Times reports.