During a team bonding trip in late June of 2018, twelve teenage soccer players and their young coach became trapped when the cave they were exploring in Thailand's mountainous north became flooded during a sudden monsoonal rainfall.
As the FIFA World Cup continued in Russia, the boys and their families grew increasingly desperate, with rescuers trying everything to access the cave and free the team.
Thailand is a mostly Buddhist country, and monks surrounded the cave site to pray and meditate as millions of others joined them in temples, churches, classrooms, workplaces and homes around the world.
It was a powerful moment of unity for Thailand, which has experienced political upheaval and conflict in recent years. People from every continent were glued to their screens as the boys were finally rescued with the help of experts from Thailand, Australia, the UK and other countries.
Watch the video about how ordinary people in Thailand came together to help one another and consider these questions:
1. What are three things that people did for families of the soccer players trapped in the cave?
2. What does the video show about Thai culture? How would you describe the people?
3. How do the actions of the people in the video relate to Dignity of the Human Person? What other themes have you seen in the Socktober Challenge that relate to what you see in the video?