Mexico is celebrating right now. And it’s all thanks to South Korea’s latest World Cup win.
If you haven’t heard, South Korea beat Germany, pushing Mexico into the next round. Are you screaming “GOOOOAL”?
It got wild in Mexico City, where fans rushed the South Korean embassy to show their support and chanted “Korean brother, you are now Mexican,” as they danced and shouted outside. Fans even got South Korean Consul General Byoung-Jin Han to join the fun. He came outside to celebrate and was immediately hoisted aloft by fans.
Rumors quickly started spreading that Han had put on a Mexico jersey and took shots with the fans.
Guess what: They were all true.
Han’s response to all the excitement? “They are crazy, but I am crazy today, too.”
The celebrations didn’t end there. It was a frenzy all around the globe.
Soon after South Korea took out Germany — the 2014 World Cup champions and a favorite to win this year — Mexico fans in Ekaterinburg began chanting the country’s name. Around the world, ESPN reports, Mexican fans raised South Korea fans high into the air to thank them for the amazing win.
This win is something we can all feel good about — and not just in terms of sports.
The spirit and joy of the World Cup is something that’s bringing together people from all over the world in so many lovely ways.
It’s a nice (and needed) reminder that the world can still put aside its differences and come together to celebrate something awesome, if even for a few hours.