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Editorial: Thai rescue leaves an epic to be celebrated

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Now we look forward to the book and the movie. And we should.

The story of 12 boys and their football coach, trapped for two weeks underground and rescued with the whole world willing them to survive, will live long in popular memory and bear repeated retelling for the goodness it represents.

It is always good to discover how much we can care for people a long way away.

The mountains and forests of northern Thailand are a long way from most of the millions of people who waited anxiously for news of the boys' rescue. But every country has caves, everywhere boys are adventurous, especially in groups.

Everyone can feel for them when they realised rising water was blocking their return and they had to go on, blindly, looking for another way out. The terror........

© New Zealand Herald