Despite a difficult life at a train station, this homeless man from Thailand, Loong Dum, always makes sure that his friends, stray cats, are cared for and well fed. He may not have children, but he knows the responsibility of care.
He sells limes every day on the street so he can earn money and buy food for his companions. Sometimes he does not have enough food for himself and he is hungry, but no matter what, his priority is always to feed his beloved cats. For him, they are his family and they rely on him.
“I can skip meals, but the cat needs to eat,” he said. The story of Loong Dum went viral on social networks after a young woman named Warunya Wattanasupachoke saw him sell limes with a sign saying, “20 baht per bag, the profits will be used to cover food expenses of stray cats “.
Animal lovers admired his kindness and offered to help him when his story became famous on social media. Some came to buy him lime while others gave him food and provisions for cats.
After that, some people even took him to have a hair cut and gave him brand new clothes. After his makeover, he returned to the street to sell lime because his life did not make sense without his beloved cats.
“We should not judge someone based on their appearance,” Warunya said. “Take Loong Dum for example. Although he is homeless and poor-looking, he has a big heart. ”
Loong Dum has inspired many people around the world to show love, compassion and a helping hand to those who need it – be it humans or stray animals.
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