The world's longest serving head of state who ruled Thailand for over seven decades has passed at the age of 88. My family, Thailand, and I, all bid a tearful farewell to one of the greatest symbols of unity, strength and kindness that has graced this world.
His majesty is revered as a ruler that took time to visit every province in Thailand so that he may listen to the needs of young and old, rich and poor. His name, Bhumibol Adulyadej, literally translates to Strength of the Land, Incomparable Power, which serves prophetic as his reign provided nothing short of incomparably unifying strength.
And to those that know nothing of Thailand or Thai politics, his majesty was like a grandfather, full of wisdom so bold and sincere that I physically felt his majesty's guidance in even the most mundane of tasks.
So maybe in the darkest of hours, one can always guide themselves by asking; what would his majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand do?
Rest in peace your majesty. You will be a part of our history, our homage and our hearts forever.