Citizens of Puerto Rico cheered for joy as power was finally restored after 112 days without.
The Academic Bautista de Puerto Nuevo in San Juan posted a video on Facebook that showed their students cheering and jumping for joy, running all around the school as their teachers rang bells.
Can you imagine surviving a Hurricane and being without 112 days without power? You would be allowed to have a little freak out, trust me.
“After 112 days, THE POWER IS BACK!” the school wrote in the video caption. “Undisputed joy from all of us who make up ABPN. We thank all of the parents, students and staff who have stayed and continued to support us throughout this situation.”
The video quickly went viral accumulating nearly 300,000 in a matter of days.
This is not the end as it’s estimated that some 40 percent of customers in the U.S. territory remain without electricity and may for a few more months.
“What has happened today shows that what the government is saying has nothing to do with what’s really happening in the country, said Christian Ibarra, 30, a writer for an ad agency in San Juan.
“It’s a reflection that’s laid bare years of improvisation. The same people always lose. This has caused an economic and humanitarian collapse that would be unacceptable in any other state in the US.” Ibarra added, “What should amaze us is that things are getting worse and being done worse each time. It’s about basic services in the 21st century.”
A post on the Facebook page of the Plaza Las Americas mall seemed to capture the sentiment of many Puerto Ricans frustrated with the island’s recovery. “You’d laugh if only you weren’t crying,” it said, adding that the mall had to close for the day.
Still, efforts are being made and that’s something.
(H/T Fox News)