Lost heart of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode has been found

Lost heart of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode has been found
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After the heart in the middle of the "I love SJTN" letters on the Madou square in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode was blown away by Storm Eunice on Friday, it was found again on Tuesday.

The heart disappeared in the middle of the storm and was lost for several days. On Friday, a Twitter user replied to the municipality's storm warning with a video of a light heart-shaped panel is seen flying away with the wind, before a passer-by dragged it off the street.

The "emblem" was found near the Place Surlet de Chokier on Tuesday afternoon around 16:00, not far from Madou. It was battered by the fall and no longer in one piece, Murielle Deleu of the cabinet of Saint-Josse mayor Emir Kir confirmed to Bruzz.

"We are going to give it back its shape and colour so that the heart of our municipality can beat again," she said.

The 'I love SJTN' letters were placed on Place Madou by the Saint-Josse municipality in 2016. Similar to big cities like Amsterdam, the smallest municipality in Brussels wanted to use it to promote itself to tourists.

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