Charitable gesture: KFC chicken no-show turns sour, but Thai students cluck their way to happiness

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A charitable gesture that went awry ended on a happy note for students at a school in Nan Province, Thailand. An anonymous benefactor had promised to donate educational resources and treat the students to fried chicken. However, the person didn’t show up, leaving the children and their teachers waiting in vain, a situation that quickly went viral online.

The students of Ban Pa Had School in Pua district had prepared a performance to show their appreciation for the promised donation in a charitable gesture. But they were left disappointed when the benefactor failed to turn up. The incident subsequently gained attention online.

Later, the school was informed that the name of an individual was wrongfully used by a fraudulent group in connection with the failed donation. The person implicated had no knowledge or involvement in the situation.

However, the story took a positive turn when individuals with a genuine intent to help stepped forward to fulfill the original promise. They reached out to the school, offering to treat the students to fried chicken and also making cash donations, reported Sanook.

The school relayed its gratitude via a Facebook post, thanking those who had provided two days of happiness for the students with KFC meals.

“The children have been comforted enough, we will stop accepting KFC donations now.”

Prominent among those who responded to the school’s plight was Kong Huai Rai, a well-known singer, who donated money and expressed his intention to visit the children when possible.

In related news, Thai students are challenging their nation’s quest to shatter the world meditation record with a staggering one million young minds. Amidst this peaceful protest, they argue that this pursuit might tread on the sacred grounds of religious freedom.

The Facebook page Bad Students (นักเรียนเลว), which is well-known among Thai students, announced on October 24, that many schools across the country had asked students to take part in a campaign called Meditation for World Peace. Read more about this story HERE.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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