Deaf shoeshiner in Pattaya inspires with dedication and skill
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A deaf shoeshiner in Pattaya has captured the admiration of netizens for his perseverance and dedication. Known as Kai, his story surfaced online after a local journalist saw him cleaning a tourist’s shoes on Pattaya Beach.

Kai earns his living by offering shoe cleaning services to tourists. Despite being deaf and mute, he communicates with customers using a sign that reads, Hiring Clean Shoes. Each day, he arrives at the beach equipped with his shoe-cleaning tools: a brush, towel, and polish, ready to work.

Charging 60 baht per pair, Kai meticulously cleans and polishes shoes, transforming them from sandy and worn to pristine condition. His dedication and attention to detail often leave his customers highly satisfied. The journalist who spoke with Kai using sign language noted the quality of his work and his commitment to his craft.

Despite his hearing disability, Kai has managed to build a loyal clientele, especially among foreign tourists who appreciate his diligence and the high standard of his service. His story stands as a testament to the power of determination and hard work in overcoming life’s challenges.

Kai can be found on Pattaya Beach Road every day, continuing to inspire those who encounter him, reported Pattaya News.

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Picture of deaf shoeshine man Kai courtesy of Pattaya News

In related newsPolice arrested a woman for allegedly using deaf individuals to distribute methamphetamine in an attempt to avoid detection. The suspect, 53 year old Prayoon claimed she was forced into this illegal activity and feared losing friends if she spoke about it.

Police Lieutenant General Thiti Saengsawang today ordered Police Major General Teeradej Thammasuthee, alongside his team to apprehend Prayoon.

The arrest warrant, issued by the Criminal Court on May 24, charged Prayoon with conspiring to commit a serious drug-related offence and distributing methamphetamine for commercial purposes, thereby facilitating its spread among the public.

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Author: Bob Scott