This past week, myself and the rest of the world held their breath, as 12 school boys and their coach were trapped in caves in Thailand. Rescuing the boys was no easy matter. They would have to traverse through 4 kilometres of dark, winding, tunnels flooded with polluted water. Like millions of others, I breathed a sigh of relief when the last five of the hapless travellers were rescued last night. Millions of people from around the world prayed for the safety of the school team. Countless people grieved when one diver, who was trying to bring help to the team, died in one rescue attempt. And millions celebrated when the last person was brought out of the cave. It was as if at one moment all of us recognised the significance of this event and that it brought us all together.