Residents offered him grilled chicken, but the boy wanted only his parents. When asked where he was from, he simply replied he was Thai.
Finally, a distraught mother is reunited with her lost child.
Police initially believed the boy was abandoned by a migrant worker, and took him around to all homes within two kilometers, with no success. Then, hours later, a worried Arisa Saisukhon, 31, drove by on a motorbike inquiring about her lost child.
The toddler, now identified as Narawit Srisith, ran to his mother and confirmed for police she was his mum.
Arisa said the boy had wandered off, wearing just her shirt. He’d never strayed before and was thankful that Narawit was found unhurt.