Meet the devoted monk who kept 12 kids alive in a cave

Meet the devoted monk who kept 12 kids alive in a cave

The soccer coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, was praised on social media for taking care of the 12 boys while they were trapped in a cave in Thailand.

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Award-winning write Asjad Nazir took to Twitter to share the 25-year-old's story, and it touched the hearts of tweeps.

Nazir wrote the 25-year-old coach was orphaned when he was still very young and he became a monk. However, he later devoted his life to being a soccer coach.

READ ALSO: Every dog has its day: Pooch holds burglar hostage in pool learned when Chanthawong was rescued, he was in the worst condition since he gave all his food and water to the 12 boys trapped with him in the cave.

Meanwhile, the 12 Thai boys and their assistant soccer coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, have been successfully rescued after more than two-weeks trapped in a cave in Northen Thailand.

News broke that Thai Navy Seals finally rescued the remaining five boys from the “Wild Boars” soccer team, who had been trapped in a flooded cave since 23 June 2018.

Taking to Facebook, the Thai Navy Seals announced the rescue of all 13 people, writing: "All 12 'Wild Boars' and coach have been extracted from the cave. All are safe. Hooyah"

The world rejoiced as the boys and their coach were finally safe after being trapped for more than two weeks. American president Donald Trump took to Twitter to congratulate the Thai Seals on their successful rescue mission.

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