PHUKET: Ben and Emily Willgrass have broken their silence to express gratitude to all Thai people for their kindness and generosity after an emotionally overwhelming reunion with their Phuket tsunami saviors last month.
Nearly 10 years later and thanks to a successful call for help via Facebook (story here), the Willgrass siblings were able to track down Yupin Sengmuang and her former partner Pitchat (story here).
“Yupin is an amazing lady and made us feel so welcome in her shop; we visited her every day and she showed us lots of love and cooked us delicious food,” said the siblings in an email to the Phuket Gazette.
“We shared tears, laughter and many hugs with her," the email said, adding that Emily and Ben also had a lovely time meeting Pitchat, who travelled to Phuket especially to see them.
“It was so nice to catch up with him after so long and to chat about our experiences and our lives.