Grab driver rescues crab in Thailand


Grab driver rescues crab
Images adapted from: Yanapon Chaiwootti

With natural environments being replaced with “forests” of concrete, this mommy crab in Thailand found herself lost on the streets until this Grab hero brought her to safety. 

This heart-warming case took place on 24 October 2019, when Grab delivery driver Yanapon Chaiwootti posted the cheerful story of him and the crab on his Facebook account. He shared how he found the little crab walking on the road in the distance and later found out that he was a Poo Kai, or Hairy Leg Mountain Crab, who was a mother carrying her babies in her shell. 

Grab driver rescues crab
Image adapted from: Yanapon Chaiwootti

Mr. Yanapon decided to swiftly put her in his food delivery bag and bring her to the nearest forest so that she’d be safe with her babies.

At the end of the day, the mommy crab hurt his finger as his “reward” and transportation fee; but Mr. Yanapon didn’t fight back as he thought that she must have been tired and scared. He also promised his followers that he’d wash the delivery bag before working the next day. 

Grab driver rescues crab
Image credit: Yanapon Chaiwootti


This gets tonnes of smiles from netizens


After he shared his story online, the driver got lots of positive and funny comments on his post.

Grab driver rescues crab

Translation: I’m willing to pay for the mommy crab, send me the bill. 

Some netizens even got the crab involved in a drama plot.

Grab driver rescues crab

Translation: The mommy crab was crossing the road to meet her husband, why did you do this! *cries*

Someone else mentioned that she didn’t mean to hurt Mr. Yanapon either.

Grab driver rescues crab

Translation: She just wanted to shake hands.


The mommy crab is safe and sound


Grab driver rescues crab
Image credit: Yanapon Chaiwootti

In Thailand, it’s common to run into lost animals. Sadly, it’s not every time these animals are safe. So when travelling or driving, especially in the countryside, keep a lookout for these poor animals who might need your help!

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