Khemjira Klongsanun is a running enthusiast from Bangkok, Thailand. Though she enjoys racing in competitions, Klongsanun knows some things are more important than setting a record time.
Like any other athlete, Khemjira Klongsanun has the right amount of drive and spirit of competitiveness. She particularly enjoys running and has had her fair share of competitions.
However, in one of her recent marathons in Bangkok, Thailand, Khemjira showed she isn’t just a good athlete, but also has a big heart.
A puppy looking lost at the side of the road made her stop and forget about the competition. It was a 26-mile run and she was just on her 7th mile, but after seeing that little puppy there, with no mother in sight, she couldn’t do anything but save her. She stopped and picked her up.
Rather than continue on her way and leave the little dog to face the world alone, Klongsanun decided to briefly put the race on hold. She stopped — and scooped the helpless puppy into her arms.
But then she did so much more. For the next 19 miles, Klongsanun carried the puppy as she ran.
She didn’t leave the puppy to someone in the audience, she carried the puppy all the way to the finish line, forging a bond that won’t be easy to break.
After the race, they made a quick visit to the place where she found the pup just to check if her siblings or mother were still in the area, but they were nowhere to be found, so Khemjira brought the dog home with her. The puppy has now a forever home, and Khemjira named her Nom Chom.
The puppy has now a forever home, and Khemjira named her Nom Chom. Nom Chom has had a checkup at the vet, and is comfortable and well-loved, with her new human mom and fur siblings taking care of her.
Sure enough, the puppy remained in Klongsanun’s arms to the end. They crossed the finish line together.
The once-lonely stray puppy was now surrounded by love.