78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

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Living in a rundown, makeshift shack made of a bamboo bed, tarpaulin roof, and plastic walls, a 78-year-old man tries to make a living by selling porridge. However, he often gets very few buyers a day.

At age 78, he certainly deserves to sleep on a better bed inside a safe home, yet he is too poor to even rent a room. The sad plight of the old went viral after netizen Max Udomsak discovered his little store his age. 

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

The old man lives by himself after losing his wife and two children some years ago. The rest of his family did not come to help him. 

To earn a living, the old man cooks porridge which he tries to sell at his small stall near his home each day. However, because the porridge is plain and his makeshift store does not really look appealing, he often ends up just selling one bowl a day.

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

The old man lives at a street in Bangkok, Thailand. He sells a bowl of porridge for 20 baht ($0.65) while porridge with egg sells for 25 baht ($0.81).

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

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He gets to eat the porridge for sustenance.  He feels sad that he could not sell more to buy his other needs.

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

Netizen Max Udomsak was just passing by his store when he chatted with the old man and learned of his plight. Taking pity on this old man, Udomsak shared his photos and these got the attention of many netizens to become his buyers. 

Netizens Reaction

These netizens felt sad that the old man lives in such a difficult situation.

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

A lot of netizens extended help for the old man, sending money through Udomsak so that he could have a better, more comfortable place to live in.

Since many people are probably just turned off by the dirty appearance of his stall, others offered to provide him with a better store so he could get more customers and buyers.

78-Year-Old Man Sells Porridge to Support Self Only Gets Few Buyers

Photo credit: Max Udomsak / Facebook

Thanks to social media, the old man finally gets to live a better life.

Source: Max Udomsak / Facebook

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