Thailand says “thank you” to the world for rescue mission

The Thai Government thanks international efforts to rescue the “Wild Boars” soccer team and their coach from captivity in Tham Luang cave.  The show of gratitude comes in the form of a 30-second TV spot which started airing on CNN over the weekend.

It starts with the now famous video grab of the young survivors the moment they were first found perched on a ledge by a team of British drivers deep inside the dark and flooded cave.

It has a voice-over that says: “An entire country is one in heartfelt thanks.  Without national boundaries working in unity, the world is one.  Thank you.”

It ends with a shot of the mother of one of the rescued boys who is expressing relief upon knowing that his son was safe.

Minister of Tourism and Sport Weerasak Kowsurat said yesterday Thailand was sincerely thankful for all the help that it received in the rescue mission which he described as one of “the most pressing and sophisticated operations to save human lives in history”.

He said besides CNN, the ministry is exploring other international channels to convey the message.


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