I’ve been reading (or re-reading if I loosely remember my education) Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer gets himself stuck in a cave for days with his young love and the whole town gives them up for dead. It’s a neat little tale.
But when the planet announces that a dozen Thai kids and their coach are lost in a cave and they’ve had to drag out the divers to find them, in my mind I’m like, they’re dead, there’s no way.
Hah, fuck my idiocy. Turns out they’re alive. Nine days in there and they’re still in it. Smile humanity, this is insane, and awesome. Let’s breathe in some good news for a bit.
And get a load of these UK cave divers who flew in to help. These guys are heroes, so it’s great that they also look like they own your local gas station.
A happy Mom and Dad.