A 14-year-old boy, known as Brother Kit, has sold Thai-styled crepes with a variety of fillings in Pakkret district of Nonthaburi near Bangkok for many years. He is known by his customers for his smile and concentration.
Now an interview posted on the Wongnai food website, praising his independence and hard work, has won him national fame. His mother has sore ankles, making it difficult to walk, and his father works elsewhere for a low wage.
Kit starts work at 5am when he visits a market near Pakkret pier to sell deep-fried dough sticks before school. He returns to the market after school to sell the crepes until 11pm.
A Wongnai contributor, Keptawan, spotted him recently and noticed his age and determination when making the snacks, called kanom Tokyo.
Despite looking tired, Kit was always smiling, Keptawan wrote.
Kit told her that his family was poor so he and his father decided to sell the snacks after school when he was about seven. Kit subsequently told his father to stop selling the snacks because he already worked all day.
“I told my father that I can do the job so that he could take a rest after his day job,” Kit told Keptawan.
He said he loved his parents with all his heart and his only wish was to make them happy.
Since the interview was posted, Kit has seen a constant stream of customers.
Facebook user Korakan Yamsattham yesterday posted that he waited for four hours for six of Kit’s crepes.
“However, it was worth waiting as I watched Brother Kit making each crepe with determination and he always smiled for all the customers.”
The demand meant Kit ran out of ingredients and some customers bought more eggs and other ingredients for him, Korakan posted.