‘I love you, mommy’: 4-year-old Thai day care victim mourned

  • Relatives of the victims of a mass killing attack pray in front of photos and keepsakes at Wat Rat Samakee temple in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. A former police officer burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers before shooting more people as he fled. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

  • Relatives of the victims of a mass killing attack pray during a Buddhist ceremony at Wat Rat Samakee temple in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. A former police officer burst into a day care center in northeastern Thailand on Thursday, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers before shooting more people as he fled. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)

  • Tukta Wongsila grieves with her father Saart as holds her daughter Siriprapa “Plai Fon” Prasertsuk’s picture, one of the many victims of a mass killing attack in the rural town of Uthai Sawan, north eastern Thailand, Friday. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand — The little girl’s nickname was Plai Fon. In Thai, it means “the end of the rainy season” — a time of happiness.