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Viral "Kind hearted Thai Video" just a fake as millions conned

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Viral "Kind hearted Thai Video" just a fake as millions conned

 

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BANGKOK: -- Millions of Thai people were conned into believing that an act of kindness by a Thai man was the real thing.

 

In fact it was just a fake - though the poster said it was done with good intentions.

 

The clip of a man taking off his clothes down to his underwear and donating them to a shivering child in distress outside 7/11 was viewed by 5 million people in one day, reported Thairath.

 

And a staggering 77,000 people shared the story. Most praised the poster for his charitable attitude in promoting "Thainess", but some doubted this saying it could have been a set up.

 

And a set up it was.

 

Poster Tridanai Saetan admitted to Thai Rath online reporters that the video was staged with his sister on the camera and a neighbor playing the part of the shivering child.

 

It was shot outside the convenience store at the weekend in Koh Lanta, Krabi.

 

Tridanai said that he liked to make funny videos and this one was designed to make Thai people think how they could do good for others less fortunate than themselves.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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Pretty obvious it was fake, knew from the first time I saw it. You can see by the look in the kids eyes, as he supposedly woke up,  he knows the guy giving him the clothes.

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Nothing is real here....this guy needs a good slap around the ears....!

Hopping onto a motorbike in his undies...sure!

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Anytime someone has to film themselves making a kind gesture to another human being, I'm skeptical. 

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So is the Thainess this promoted was in reality conning people??:saai:

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Thailand: fake brand-names; fake police; fake politicians; fake 'girl-friends; fake business; fake kindness.

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A child in distress, some bloke dropping his shorts. I don't think the kid would be thinking 'kindness".

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Whenever I do something nice, I like to document it on Facebook, etc. I mean if no one knows that you're doing it, what's the point?

 

I'm all for helping anyone who needs help. I don't feel the need to tell anyone and I expect nothing in return. I know this one is a fake, but people who feel the need to document stuff like this are simply towering narcissists. It's an ever growing and ugly problem in society. Too many people out there who think they're important and special. 

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17 minutes ago, rkidlad said:

Whenever I do something nice, I like to document it on Facebook, etc. I mean if no one knows that you're doing it, what's the point?

 

I'm all for helping anyone who needs help. I don't feel the need to tell anyone and I expect nothing in return. I know this one is a fake, but people who feel the need to document stuff like this are simply towering narcissists. It's an ever growing and ugly problem in society. Too many people out there who think they're important and special. 

 

Well perhaps there's another angle - maybe the guy was thinking something like:

 

'People just ignore the plight of others, just standard behaviors to ignore. Maybe if they see an example it might push some people to think more / take some action to help others in need.'

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When I first came here 7 years ago I was told the story of the three circles.  You see...in Thai society people lumped into the 1st circle are ones close family ties.  Into the 2nd circle are friends and close business associates, and into the third circle are lumped all the other people that exist outside the 1st and 2nd circles, and these people are NON-EXISTENT to the average Thai. This 3rd circle is also the one where most of us expats are placed, and that is why we are for the most part INVISIBLE and UNIMPORTANT to the average Thai. That's the reality here, and that's the reason why Thais will never be charitable to those within their 3rd circle. There has to be a cultural shift before the typical Thai will have any compassion for his fellow man who is downtrodden, so don't expect that mindset to change any time soon.  Individual acts of kindness are rare, and you can bet that it is seldom done in secret.  On the contrary, the giver will make sure that his/her actions go public and they have something to gain in the process.  That's the Thainess that I have come to know and despise! 

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