2 Thai men on a paddle board spotted in Bangkok


The rain has been coming down heavily in many provinces in Thailand recently, causing floods everywhere. Understandably, that makes regular commuters like us avoid traveling on the street nowadays due to the difficulty.

However, for some folks, they don’t mind coming up with ideas to deal with the situation. A particular video of a 2 Thai men paddling to visit a friend in Bangkok went viral and amused a lot of viewers on social media due to their funny antics.

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2 Thai men paddle a SUP board to visit his friend on a flooded street


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On 13th September 2022, two men were caught on camera paddling a SUP board through a flooded street in Bangkok to visit his friend in a viral TikTok video. The clip was recorded by their friend in the house with a caption, “It’s okay for us to be apart sometimes, but you tried hard to meet me.”

After the video was released, it went viral and has about three million views so far, at the time of writing.


Netizens were amused by their actions


Many netizens commented about their deep friendship, as they went to such lengths to meet up with their friend.

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Translation: This makes me think of the Ayutthaya period when they paddled a boat to see each other.

One TikTok user said the men reminded her of what Thai people did in the past to meet up.

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Translation: True friends for real. LOL

Another netizen commented that they were “true friends”.

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Translation: You’d better keep the friendship like this. LOL

One woman suggested they keep up the efforts to maintain this friendship.

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Translation: They look like they are having fun.

Finally, a user said the guys on the paddle boat seemed to be having fun despite the floods.


Their actions proved their true friendship


We have to admit that true friends are hard to find, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist.

These two guys, for example, have shown how much they care about their friend by going through the flood to visit him. So, from what the video shows, we think the guy is lucky to have them as friends. Finally, we hope that the trio maintains their friendship forever.


Cover images adapted from (Clockwise from Top Left): @bad__friends

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