The world is celebrating the victorious rescue of the 12 Thai soccer players and coach who were trapped in a cave for more than two weeks, but for the wife of the Thai Navy SEAL who was killed amid the rescue effort, the aftermath is more hard. At midday we'd text each other to see if the other had had lunch.
Waleeporn said her husband loved helping others.
Waleeporn says that she misses her husband a lot and that they had a great and loving relationship.
"He's been praised as a hero because of who he was. Saman once said we never knew when we would die, we can't control that, so we need to cherish each day", she explained.
Mrs Kunan posted this black-and white image of her husband writing 'when I wake up every morning, who will I kiss?' "I lost my beloved son", he told the BBC.
"He was a very capable SEAL and a triathlete who liked adventure sports." the Thai Navy SEALs wrote in a Facebook post Friday, after Mr Gunan's death had been announced.
Yesterday, rescue mission chief and Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osottanakorn said Mr Gunan was the "hero of the Tham Luang cave", which was met with a huge cheer.
The 38-year-old worked for Airports of Thailand as a security officer at Suvarnabhumi airport and took time off work to help his Seal colleagues with the rescue mission that gripped the nation and the rest of the world. Today, you get some good rest.
Trump tweeted: "On behalf of the United States, congratulations to the Thai Navy SEALs and all on the successful rescue of the 12 boys and their coach from the treacherous cave in Thailand".
Gunan was honored by fellow Thai Navy SEALs in a ceremony in Chiang Rai before being airlifted to his home province of Roi Et, where he will be cremated on Saturday, according to the Straits Times.