A German resident in Buriram was photographed repairing potholes on a road after the giant holes have caused many accidents in his beloved community.
Peter Groman, 76, and his wife Kusuma Ngamwong, 51, reportedly joined the locals in Sa Kaeo district to fix the damaged road. Photos of the farang man fixing a Thai road went viral and have drawn praise from netizens.
His wife, who posted Groman’s photos on her Facebook wrote: “He came to live in our home country. He’s willing to help us Thais. Today, Mr. Peter helped close the potholes in the middle of Luang road that had caused many accidents in the past. Neighbors have been worried that it would cause even more danger.”
Groman, who has lived in Buriram with his Thai wife for five years, told Thai News Agency that he feels happy to help increase safety for motorists, and he will continue doing good to help society.
Groman’s inspiration to give back to the community is his wife, Kusuma, who has been volunteering at a local hospital. Together the couple have been helping the community for the past four years without asking for anything in return.
Meanwhile, Wit Worawong, director of Buriram’s Department of Rural Roads, said that he was touched to see the foreigner’s kindness. However, he asks that locals should report to the department.
The government has enough funds to help, according to them.
Photo: Kasuma Namwong/Facebook