A school trip to a Thai prison turned into a harrowing meeting for a teenager when he recognized one of the inmates: his father, who broke down crying for "embarrassing" his son.
The emotional moment was revealed yesterday in a moving publication of Facebook, in which it was said that the couple "crashed in their arms" in the unidentified prison of Rayong province.
Arom Khunmoung, team leader of Jam Banjeud Rayong, an organization that organizes educational and recreational trips for schools and businesses, said he saw one of the children "sadly standing and looking at a prisoner" during the tour, which was held for teach moral values.
A big hug: the moving moment in which an incarcerated man came face to face with his teenage son, who was visiting a Thai prison as part of a school trip.
To show respect, using a traditional Thai gesture, the child knelt on the ground to bend at the feet of his father.
Then he noticed that the tears were running down the pupil's face, and "the strange thing for me was that the prisoner was also watching and crying."
"So I went to ask the boy what had happened."
The student answered: "Teacher, that's my father. I am very shocked [to see him]. & # 39;
Arom, describing the prison as "depressing," said on Facebook that when the boy asked to speak with his father, at first he thought: "I'm not sure if this is a good idea."
However, he asked the warden if he would allow family members to get close to each other, reports Coconuts Bangkok.
When those who were nearby began to cry at the touching scene, the couple "crashed into each other's arms."
Arom added: "The father kept kissing the boy while muttering" I'm so sorry, I miss you. When I leave this place I will be a good person. Please, be a good boy, son. "
The overexcited father asked his son: "Are you ashamed of me? Are you ashamed that your friends see that I am in prison?
When those who were nearby began to cry at the touching scene, the couple "crashed into each other's arms"
His son replied: "No, I'm not ashamed."
Then, to show respect with a traditional Thai gesture, the child knelt on the floor to bend at the feet of his father.
Arom described the boy as "full of gratitude" for being able to see his father, whose crime and sentence were not revealed in the message.
He added that such trips to the prison were an important "teaching style for people who still have many freedoms."