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Meet the little girl who returned 5 baht to 7-Eleven

Sarisa Komoltree became an internet topic of discussion hours after her little act of honesty went viral. It can be recalled that the 11-year-old girl wrote a letter to a 7-11 store to return the THB5 extra change.

Reporters tracked down Sarisa's whereabouts to get to know her more. They found her at her school on Wednesday where she had an open interview and told the reporters she felt bad about receiving the money that didn't belong to her.

"When I found out I got THB5 extra change, I felt very uncomfortable," Sarisa said with a very serious face. "It's their profit. It's not my money. So I decided to return it."

The cute Prathom 6 student said she went to the 7-Eleven on Supasorn Rangsan road in Hat Yai last month with her father because the branch had more books, and she liked to buy books from this particular store. Her good deed was encouraged by her father Chanapai, who suggested she write the letter. ThaiPBS reported.

“My daughter wanted to return the money, but I told her it’s probably not worth driving to the store because it’s far from our house, so we wrote a letter,” Chanapai said.
Sarisa’s good deeds have been admired by the people online and offline alike.

“The government should pay attention to such kids,” user “Peuk” said.

Correction: Dek Ying (Sarisa's nickname) is 11-years-old and not 5 as what previously reported.

Source: ThaiPBS, Coconuts Bangkok

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