For the past 24 hours the world has been captivated by the long-awaited release of the miners who have been stuck in a mine in Chile for 69 days. Since the first miner was rescued at 11:10 last night, they have emerged one by one, each ecstatic, each greeted by fans, journalists and TV cameras, each wearing the rad shades donated by Oakley for free advertising. The 27th miner has just been lifted out, leaving only six more to go before all of them are free.
But just who are these sunlight-deprived Chilean guys? We show you ten of the most noteworthy and endearing miners, each of them worthwhile beyond being famous for getting stuck down below for over two months.
SLIDESHOW: The Ten Most Adorable Miners Rescued in Chile