March 27, 2020 – Eight-year-old Simon Coric from Nustar delighted people across Croatia after a drawing of his superheroes went viral.
In the corona era, it’s clear that our superheroes have shifted from the usual Batman and Superman to healthcare workers and those on the streets keeping us safe – and in this case, it is the Croatian Civil Protection team.
Dnevnik.hr reports that one eight-year-old boy from Nustar, a small, eastern Croatian village not far from Vinkovci, could hardly hide his praise for the hard work of the Croatian Civil Protection team, who have become Croatian celebrities overnight thanks to their diligence and dedication to Croatian health and safety in the fight against the coronavirus.
The famous faces go unrecognized by no one today, as television screens flaunt them multiple times a day to keep us informed and prepared for whatever is next to come.
“Do you recognize these four? Eight-year-old Simon from Nustar says they are heroes to him!” Reads an announcement from the Nustar municipality with a photo of a boy proudly holding a drawing.
Namely, Simon Coric drew his favorite comic book superheroes: Superman, Batman, Flash, and Wonder Woman, but below them wrote the names of the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters – Vili Beros, Krunoslav Capak, Davor Bozinovic, and Alemka Markotic. Below the figures, Simon used the hashtags #OstaniDoma, or #StayHome, encouraging people to do just that.
Health Minister Willi Beros saw the drawing and sent Simon a special message:
“’Dear Simon, thank you. Take care of your loved ones… You are their shield and my hero! Love, Vili,” Beros wrote from the official Facebook page koronavirus.hr.
In a time of uncertainty and panic, Simon’s drawing and crucial message is a ray of sunshine that has undoubtedly won the hearts of the Croatian people.
Thank you, Simon, and thank you to the Croatian Civil Protection Headquarters!
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