This story seems to be “boy in the well” on steroids. It’s amazing how much press coverage it’s getting. There are going to be a lot of books coming out of it.
[Update a while later]
The president praises America and Americans:
“The tears they shed after so much time apart expressed not only their own relief, not only their own joy, but the joy of people everywhere,” Mr. Obama continued. “From the NASA team that helped design the escape vehicle to American companies that manufactured and delivered parts of the rescue drill to the American engineer who flew in from Afghanistan to operate the drill.”
It happens so rarely, I feel compelled to note, and encourage it.