Abandoned great-grandfather taken in by Banglamung nursing home

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The Banglamung Home for the Elderly has taken in an 81-year-old man who was abandoned at Thepprasit Temple.

Sattahip District Chief Parinya Phothisut and area village chiefs in Tao Than took Jun Boonsaeng to the nursing home April 27, a day after his daughter sent him via tuk-tuk to the temple, saying she could no longer afford to care for him.

Joining Jun was his granddaughter, 36-year-old Sirintorn Kuasaraporn.

Jun was delighted to know there are some kind people in society and as a former singer; he sang a few tunes as a way of thanking the people who helped him.

After his indigent family abandoned him at Thepprasit Temple, 81-year-old Jun Boonsaeng was rescued by caring folks from the Banglamung Home for the Elderly.After his indigent family abandoned him at Thepprasit Temple, 81-year-old Jun Boonsaeng was rescued by caring folks from the Banglamung Home for the Elderly.

Sirintorn said Jun was living with her aunt’s family, but they couldn’t afford to look after him so they abandoned him. It makes her sad to think about it, she said, but the family is very poor and they don’t earn much each month.

However, she said, she is glad that her grandfather will be in the hands of the elderly home and she will be visiting Jun every month with her kids.