Hawker cares for disabled son

Correction notice: The image of the hawker feeding his disabled son was taken in 2019. We have tried to trace the individual’s whereabouts as well as current status, but haven’t found conclusive information.

Hawkers in Thailand are well-loved not only for their mouth-watering goodies, but also for their reputation as hardworking individuals. They’re seen hustling day in and day out in order to sustain a livelihood, as well as to provide for their families.

This hawker brought his child along on his selling route, where he was captured exemplifying the definition of “determination”.

Here’s a story about the extent of a parent’s love.

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Hawker cares for disabled son while selling shaved ice

On 8th August 2021, an image of a hawker around Bangkok’s Bhumibol Bridge was shared on Facebook. The picture shows a man wiping the face of his wheelchair-bound child, who has a designated space on his shopping cart, that he uses to sell shaved ice at ฿10 (~USD0.30)/cup.

Image credit: น้อง แมวน่ารัก

This powerful image has since been shared 49K times.

It’s been said that this father has two sons on Line Today.

Netizens admire his strength 

It’d be difficult for anyone to look at this image without feeling your heart strings being tugged on. So, netizens were quick to give him some words of encouragement as well as make financial contributions towards his family.

Screenshot: น้อง แมวน่ารัก

Translation: I hope your days are better. I’m here to give you hope.


Screenshot: น้อง แมวน่ารัก

Translation: Keep fighting! We hope your son gets better soon.

Screenshot: น้อง แมวน่ารัก

Translation: We hope that you and your son to be in good health. If I happen to be around the area, I’ll go support you both for sure.

Another Facebook user has shared the account information for those who are interested in giving a donation.

Krungthai Bank
Name: Mr. Niwat Setisachaisakul
Account number: 2160007056

Admiring the uncle’s perseverance

The uncle’s strength amidst adversary is admirable, to say the least. His perseverance in finding a way to care for his son while also making a living is something that we can all learn from.

We hope for the uncle to get more support.

Cover image adapted from: น้อง แมวน่ารัก

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