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    Good Samaritan helps 10-year-old Chinese-American girl trudging on lonely road

    Police helped a 10-year-old Chinese-American girl found walking alone on a roadside in Chonburi province on Wednesday night on her way to Bangkok reunite with her father.


    The girl said she was heading for Suvarnabhumi airport to try to catch a flight to see her mother in China, according to police.


    They said the girl was found by a good Samaritan, later identified as Poommiphat Chaichana who was driving on a dimly-lit road in Chonburi when she spotted her trudging alone with a knapsack on her back.


    Poommiphat later told reporters that he stopped the girl and tried unsuccessfully to communicate with her since she didn’t speak Thai. He later had his employer on his phone to talk to the girl who said she intended to talk all the way to Suvarnabhumi airport, which is about 70 kilometres away, hoping to catch a flight to China.

    “She said she missed her mother and wanted to see her,” Poommiphat said.


    Poommiphat later alerted police who took her to a local police station. Tourist police later contacted her father who subsequently reunited with the girl.


    Poommiphat, who posted clips of his encounter with the girl on Tik Tok, quoted the girl as saying that she started walking from Jomtien, a well-known resort town, where she lived and was about to enter the Chonburi-Bangkok motorway when he found her.


    “It would be too dangerous for her to use the motorway. So I decided to stop her,” he said.

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    It was great that he helped her, but

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Poommiphat, who posted clips of his encounter with the girl on Tik Tok,
    WTF??

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    It was great that he helped her, but



    WTF??
    That's the world we live in now.
    Feel a bit sad for the girl, missing her mum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    That's the world we live in now.
    It's not. It's a fucking safeguarding issue and an invasion of her privacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    girl found walking alone on a roadside in Chonburi province on Wednesday night on her way to Bangkok reunite with her father.

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    The girl said she was heading for Suvarnabhumi airport to try to catch a flight to see her mother in China,
    eh..?

    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    the girl who said she intended to talk all the way to Suvarnabhumi airport, which is about 70 kilometres away,
    sometimes you can't shut kids up

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    sometimes you can't shut kids up
    While others would think poor reporting.

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    Whatever she was doing - she is one incredibly lucky little girl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    It's not. It's a fucking safeguarding issue and an invasion of her privacy.
    The girl is planning on walking to BKK from Chonburi and your main concern is a video?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    While others would think poor reporting.
    sometimes you can't shut adults up

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    The girl is planning on walking to BKK from Chonburi and your main concern is a video?
    Given that she's safe, he raised a valid point.

    How do you deduce that this was his "main concern"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Given that she's safe, he raised a valid point.

    How do you deduce that this was his "main concern"?

    He’ll pick anything he can to try and troll me. I would worry about getting into an exchange with him, it will just end up a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    How do you deduce that this was his "main concern"?
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    He’ll pick anything he can to try and troll me. I would worry about getting into an exchange with him, it will just end up a waste of time.
    He's trolling again . . . on any thread he can

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