England’s Kyle Walker has made a touching gesture by offering to send England jerseys to the 12 boys rescued from the flooded cave in Thailand.
Despite preparing for a World Cup semi-final against Croatia, the centre-back was quick to offer his support after learning of the boys successful return.
The 28-year-old took to Twitter in an attempt to track them down so he could fulfil his act of kindness.
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“Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely!” Walker posted on Twitter.
“I’d like to send out shirts to them! Is there anyone who can help with an address?”
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 10, 2018
Walker uploaded a photo of one of the boys that was taken inside the cave, specifically because he is wearing one of England’s older jerseys.
The support didn’t stop there though, with England’s reserve keeper Jack Butland also joining in.
The Stoke City goalkeeper offered to send over some gloves for the boys, off the back of Walker’s support.
“Really glad everyone is safe!” Butland posted on Twitter.
“I’d like to join and send over some gloves for you guys as well!!!”
— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) July 10, 2018
The 12 boys on the “Wild Boars” team and their coach were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks, and were all successfully rescued on Tuesday.
They were exploring a cave complex in the northern province of Chiang Rai on June 23 when a downpour flooded the tunnels and blocked them in.
The boys, between ages 11 and 16, and their 26-year-old coach were rescued in stages over the last several days, with the final four boys and the coach brought out on Tuesday.
The overwhelming show of support the boys have received since being rescued has touched the footballing world, with Manchester United and France star Paul Pogba also getting involved.
#MUFC is relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season. pic.twitter.com/5CGMoD1Msq
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2018
— Paul Pogba (@paulpogba) July 10, 2018
England will come up against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Thursday morning AEST.
With Yahoo Sports.