Thai good Samaritan helps 10-year-old Chinese-American girl on trek from Chonburi to Bangkok to see her mother

Chonburi —

A Thai good Samaritan helped a 10-year-old Chinese-American girl who was trudging alone on a roadside in Chonburi in an attempt to reach Bangkok to reunite with her mother.

The Thai Samaritan identified as Mr. Poommiphat Chaichana, 23, told local media that he found the girl walking alone on a poorly-lit road in the Nong Yai district of Chonburi at 9 PM on Wednesday, September 28th.

“The girl was carrying only a backpack and walking on a busy road, which worried me, so I decided to pull over to stop her and ask if she was lost,” Poomiphat told local media.

The Thai Samaritan unsuccessfully tried to communicate with the girl because he only spoke Thai and the girl only spoke English. He then called the police and his employer to communicate with her and finally knew that the girl was heading to Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok to catch a flight to China to reunite with her mother.

Then, the girl was taken to the Nongprue police station by tourist police and was picked up by her American father in the morning. “She was really smart because she had a paper map and could read signs that actually led to Bangkok,” Poommiphat stated.

Pol. Lt. Col. Pitchaya Khewplueng, chief of tourist police at the Pattaya police station, said that the girl was safe with her American father, but the father did not give any specifics on why his daughter left her house. His name was not provided by police, TPN noted.


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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.