Thai teen breaks down after speedy encounter with police
Some may think that being a police officer is cool and prestigious, while others might think that it’s dangerous and risky. But to this one Thai teen, a local policeman became a hero.
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Teen got caught for speeding at first
On 9th November 2019, a police officer named Kanokpan Putthapong posted a photo on his Facebook page with the caption, “Happy birthday, bro. This year, the police will buy you a birthday cake.”
Image credit: Kapook
The post since went viral and Mr. Putthapong shared with news website Ejun that the teen had initially been caught for speeding. “On the day I was on duty, this motorcycle was driving over the speed limit with no helmet or license plate. I decided to stop and arrest him,” he said.
But after the motorcyclist started crying, the officer asked him what the problem was. He then shared that it was actually his birthday but no one in his family seemed to care about it, which prompted him to leave his brother’s condominium in anger as he felt neglected.
The police bought the boy a birthday cake, which touched him
Mr. Putthapong gently calmed him down and told him to sit down before heading back home. Then, he went to the nearest 7-11 to buy him a cake with some candles, which he presented to the boy.
Instead of proceeding with the arrest, he soothed the teenager and let him off with a warning. You can watch the heartwarming moment here:
Netizens touched by officer’s kindness
While Mr. Putthapong’s original post is currently hidden, many netizens have come together to praise his actions online.
Translation: You are so kind.
Translation: Great work.
Police officers can be seen as heroes, not just because of their uniforms, but from how they help improve communities and the lives of people – just like Mr. Putthapong’s kind gesture. Being a hero is from the inside too.
Aside from that, family is really important too. We hope the teen mends his familial relationships and enjoys happier birthdays!
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