Surat PaewKet 34 years old gained fame in the online world after millions saw his photos of him and his smiling buffalo named Thongkum. Not long after the fame, Surat Paewket was no longer happy as Thongkum had to be returned to the owner. The owner saw his relationship with the smiling buffalo and told Surat that he could buy the buffalo if he wanted for 100,000 THB.
Surat PaewKet asked the online world for the money, where many people really felt the connection that Surat had with Thongkum. It was sad to think about Thongkum being somewhere else and felt that they truly belonged together. Not long after the goal of 100,000 was reached thanks to the donations from the fan clubs of Thongkum the smiling buffalo. Surat closed the call for donations and showed the true appreciation towards the online world.
On Loy Krathong day, was a good day where Surat took the money and brought back Thongkum. Even better, Surat got a new friend as a gift from the local leader which is a female buffalo. The local officials came to witness the happy celebration of Thongkum’s rightful purchase from the previous owner. Thongkum got his health checked along with his personal buffalo identification and other gifts.
The local leader, Bunlert Karnpakdee gave the female buffalo to Thongkum and Surat as a gift because he saw the dedication and love that Surat has towards buffalos. Together both buffalos can help carry on the legacy of Thai buffalos. People on Facebook are helping Surat find a perfect name for the new member of the smiling family.
Lastly, Surat shows his appreciation to his fan clubs by promising that he will look after Thongkum forever as the help has given him true happiness with his smiling buffalo friend. He will keep uploading photos of the happy family and invites fan clubs to visit him and Thongkum anytime.
FB Caption: The help has given him true happiness with his smiling buffalo friend.