Why Do Thais Give Money To Beggars? in General Topics Posted July 13, 2009 I see it all the time. All the hard working, very poor Thais are lined up manning their corn/noodle/fruit/ice cream/coffee/shoe repair/som tum/phone holder stand and then a beggar walks through, stops in front of each of them and asks for money. 75-80% of them then give it to him, so this beggar probably makes 10 times more in a day then they do. Why oh why? As I've heard many times in Thailand "have good heart". I would rather see a rich beggar than Thais with poor heart.