Besotted Thai man begins 1,200 kilometre journey on foot to propose to girlfriend

A besotted Thai man has started a 1,400 kilometre journey across Thailand on foot with the goal of proposing to his girlfriend – who he met on social media five months ago – on Valentine’s Day.

He set off from his home in Nakhon Nayok province in central Thailand and is aiming to reach his girlfriend’s house in Satun province in southern Thailand by February 15.

The man explained this he met his sweetheart on TikTok five months ago. They have never met in real life but speak regularly via video call.

After talking for a while, his girlfriend challenged him to prove his love by walking or running all the way to Satun.

He accepted the challenge and set off on Saturday.

In posted a video in November captioned “Run to prove true love.”

He said…

“I will run to prove whether true love exists or not. I will run for a month, starting on January 14 and arriving at the destination on February 14, Valentine’s Day. The starting point will be at Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok, and the destination is Satun.

“We met on TikTok, and I will prove that true love can be found on social media.”

He never introduced himself in the videos, or the name of his girlfriend.

The man is posting regular updates about his journey on his TikTok account. He prepared well for his trip. He wore a jacket, bucket hat, sunglasses, and a reflective vest. He also put up the Thai national flag on his backpack.

On the third day, he said he was pretty tired from walking and felt pain in his muscles. He said he would change from walking during the day to walking at night because the road was too crowded in the morning.

The love-stricken hiker has gained many followers on social media. Many Thai TikTokers commented on his videos to give him encouragement and some even waited to meet him on the road and take pictures together.

In his latest video, he said he was on the seventh day of his journey. He said he doesn’t know what his girlfriend really thinks of the whole thing.

He is now in Phetchaburi province and has about 850 kilometres to go.

View his videos and send him positive vibes via his TikTok account แมวเก้าชีวิต.

Thailand News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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