The world has been riveted with anguish, watching the rescue operation of the 12 young footballers and their coach who had been trapped for 18 grueling days underground in a cave in Thailand. The navy Seals in the country heading the operation confirmed that all were now saved and safely out. “We are not sure if this is a miracle, science or what,” the Seals stated. It was more than a miracle, it was the victory of human endeavor, a rare moment when people got together, tried to do good and saved lives instead of destroying them. The irony of all this was that the ordeal of those young footballers and their coach took place at the same time as the biggest football event, the FIFA World Cup, in Russia.