Bangkok bus passengers and soldiers unite to save ailing boy

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A spontaneous act of kindness unfolded this morning when a mother and her son, who suffers from an autoimmune disorder, were travelling by bus to Ratchawithi Hospital. The son experienced a seizure on air-conditioned bus number 168 along Rama IX Road at 9.30am. The driver, Anirut Wanwang, and the bus conductor, Nopparat Thanapetchpiboon, along with other passengers, sprang into action to assist the ailing young man.

As the bus approached the Victory Monument, heavy traffic stalled their progress. Realising the urgency, the conductor dashed off the bus to seek help from nearby soldiers. Two soldiers and a military official, Sub-Lieutenant Preecha Sombatwong, Sergeant Phanuphong Nuekkrathok, and military official Witthaya Chaisomboon, who happened to be passing by the monument on their motorcycle, quickly came to aid, reported KhaoSod.

Sergeant Phanuphong, who assisted in carrying the patient, recounted that he heard shouts for help. Around ten soldiers, who were preparing for a transfer to the Army Band Department, joined in the effort. Knowing the proximity to Ratchawithi Hospital, they wasted no time in helping the young man.

The soldiers, with the support of the bus crew and Good Samaritans, managed to carry the patient through the congested streets, reaching the emergency room of Ratchawithi Hospital safely and promptly. The timely intervention of these individuals, highlighting a remarkable collaboration between civilians and military personnel, ensured that the patient received the necessary medical attention swiftly.

This incident, reported by the JS100 Radio Facebook fan page, has been met with widespread admiration on social media. It serves as a testament to the spirit of community and the readiness to help others in times of need. The quick thinking and selfless actions of all involved have been praised, with many commending the soldiers for their exceptional service beyond the call of duty.

Such stories of compassion and teamwork resonate deeply within the community, bolstering faith in humanity and the bonds that bring people together in crises. The incident is a reminder that acts of kindness, no matter how small, can have a significant impact on the lives of others.

In related news, TikToker Nurse Count Dao’s compassionate act went viral. Her heartfelt video, addressing an elder man’s neglected foot wound, touched hearts and emphasised the impact of small gestures.

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Nattapong Westwood

Nattapong Westwood is a Bangkok-born writer who is half Thai and half Aussie. He studied in an international school in Bangkok and then pursued journalism studies in Melbourne. Nattapong began his career as a freelance writer before joining Thaiger. His passion for news writing fuels his dedication to the craft, as he consistently strives to deliver engaging content to his audience.

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