Marathon Runner Picks Up Stray Puppy And Carries Him 19 Miles To Finish Line Copy

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Khemjira Klongsanun, 43, was a few miles into a marathon in Ratchaburi, western Thailand, last Sunday, when she noticed the runners moving around this l

While many wouldn't let a stray animal get in the way of their race, Khemjira slowed down to see if she could find its owner. Personally, I don't see how anyone could run past him - just look how cute he is!

The athlete quickly realized that no one was standing along the side of the road, and that there were no houses close by, so the bangkaew - or Thai wolf dog - must have either been lost or on its own.

A woman after my own heart, the 43-year-old picked up the small dog and decided to carry it all the way to the finish line - which was a whopping 19 miles away!

The shop owner has now adopted the puppy, believed to be just a couple of months old, and named him 'Chombueng' after the name of the marathon.

Khemjira said: ''It seemed to me that this little guy was lost. There were no houses, no other dogs, or no people around. So, I picked up the puppy, if only to take him out of the unsafe environment.''

God bless Khemjira for doing what she did that day. I'm so glad that she adopted him, too!

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