78-Year-Old Man Lives by Himself, Tries to Sell Porridge But Only Gets Few Buyers a Day

Living in a rundown, makeshift shack made of a bamboo bed, tarpaulin roof, and plastic walls, a 78-year-old man tries to make a living by selling porridge, but he often gets very few buyers a day.

The old man lives by himself after losing his wife and two children some years ago. At age 78, he certainly deserves to sleep on a better bed inside a safe home, yet he is too poor to even rent a room.

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Each day, the old man cooks porridge which he tries to sell at his small stall near his home; however, because the porridge is plain and his makeshift store does not really look appealing, he often ends up just selling one bowl a day.

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The old man lives at a street in Bangkok, Thailand. He sells a bowl of porridge for 20 baht ($0.65) while porridge with egg sells for 25 baht ($0.81).

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He gets to eat the porridge for sustenance but feels sad that he could not sell more to buy his other needs.

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Netizen Max Udomsak was just passing by his store when he chatted with the old man and learned of his plight. Taking pity on this old man, Udomsak shared his photos and these got the attention of many netizens who felt sad that the old man lives in such a difficult situation.

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A lot of netizens extended help for the old man, sending money through Udomsak so that he could have a better, more comfortable place to live in.

Since many people are probably just turned off by the dirty appearance of his stall, others offered to provide him with a better store so he could get more customers.

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Thanks to social media, the old man finally gets to live a better life…

Source: Max Udomsak / Facebook, World of Buzz