World leaders congratulate Thailand on successful rescue of Wild Boars

Photo: Facebook/Thai NavySEAL

A day after the completion of an amazing rescue operation that successfully extracted 12 children and their coach from a flood cave in northern Chiang Rai province, congratulations have continued to pour in from around the globe.

US President Donald Trump somehow found time in his stream-of-consciousness tweeting schedule to offer congratulations on behalf of the United States — somehow managing to refrain from taking credit for the rescue.

Popular liberal Canadian Prime Minister and all-around heartthrob Justin Trudeau chimed in with well-wishes for the courageous divers — complete with a French translation for all the Quebecois who follow his account.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May — currently facing a Brexit-related crisis back home — said she was “delighted” with the news, and saluted “the bravery of all those involved.”

Steffen Seibert, head of Germany’s Press and Information Office, correctly identified the successful mission as “wunderbare,” before stating his admiration for “the perseverance of the brave boys and their coach.”

Though Belgium just suffered a nail-biting defeat to France in the World Cup, its foreign minister, Didier Reynders, was still a good international team player, tweeting that he was “relieved and happy” to hear of a better outcome for both the Belgian divers who volunteered and the Thai Navy SEALs.

He also offered up his thoughts for Saman Kunan, the rescue diver who lost his life while exiting Luang Cave on Friday.

António Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, routinely vocal about humanitarian issues around the world, also sent congratulations. “An example of international solidarity to inspire us all” he wrote — hear, hear António.

Dr. Olusegun Mimik, a former governor in Nigeria, quoted a Yoruba proverb highlighting the fact that Thailand’s “desire” for help from the outside world brought it just that. Adding that entire incident provided a “lesson” for Nigeria’s government: “Citizens’ lives matter!”

Though not exactly a world leader, it’s good to know that US first lady Melania Trump is still trying win us back after wearing her controversial “I really don’t really care, do U?” jacket to visit migrant children at the Texas-mexico border a couple of weeks back. We’ll give it up to the FLOTUS for her blessedly irony free shout-out to the kids and their rescuers.

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