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Schoolboy, 8, hands in 40,000 baht at Tesco Lotus – and he’s happy with 20 baht reward!

A charming and honest Thai schoolboy got national recognition after handing in a wallet containing 40,000 baht to the counter at the Tesco Lotus branch in Trang.

Thanaphat Piyapong was featured on several news stations and commented that he was proud to return the money.

The innocent little boy certainly didn’t expect anything when the owner was called over the loudspeaker and collected the lost money.

Neither did he make any negative comment when he got his reward – 20 baht!

He just said he was glad to help and proudly showed his 20 baht note to a person who photographed him and posted the story on the Facebook page of Hormthip Thip, a shop at Lotus.

TV presenters cooed over Thanaphat, nicknamed “Garfield” and aged just 8, who said he went with his mum to Lotus after school and was playing about when he found the money. He handed it in immediately.

His school – Kantang Suksa – made a fuss of him and prepared to give him a certificate. Teachers said he was a lovely boy.

TV shows said that it was so charming that he was proud of his 20 baht – but, of course, they added that it might have been nicer if the owner of the money had shown a little more “nam jai” in the amount given.

Many people on social media said he deserved more than 20 baht.

Thai VisaThai News Agency

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