A 44-year-old Thai man named Waralop has seen better days in the past.
For several years he had been living under the platform at the station, taking odd jobs.
But when one day he saw a wallet on the platform, he decided not to experience karma, leaving everything to himself, but found the owner and returned the find.
To the surprise of Waralop, the owner of the wallet turned out to be a millionaire, who very quickly decided to thank the man for his honesty.
The wallet, which, apparently, was dropped by a man hurrying to the train, even in appearance was clearly expensive. The amount inside, by the standards of a homeless person, should have been also impressive. The wallet was very weighty.
But despite the fact that Waralop himself had only 9 baht (25 cents) in his pocket, he decided without a shadow of a doubt to take the find to the local police station without even opening it.
The police were very surprised at the return of the wallet. Because the man could easily take the wallet for himself and no one would ever find it.
But they accepted the find from Waralop and made an inventory: 20,000 baht ($520) and many bank cards were counted in a Hermes wallet.
It was not difficult for them to find the owner. He turned out to be a successful young businessman who owns several factories for the production of metal structures.
He was very surprised that the wallet was not only returned to him, but also that Waralope, who found it, did not take anything.
Niity Pongkriangyos found Waralop and offered him 2,000 baht for the find. But the homeless man politely declined, saying he didn’t earn it.
Then the entrepreneur decided to approach the award differently.
Niity’s new offer was a job at his factory, as well as a workers’ hostel that provided a roof over a head for the homeless.
Waralop accepted this offer and got a job with a salary of 11,000 baht per month. He turned out to be honest here too, he didn’t hack and tried very hard at the factory.
So six months later, Niity decided to even give him promotion.
The story very quickly got into local publications, and the former homeless man became a national hero in Thailand.
Today he works in a factory and is glad that one simple act completely changed his life.