A Thai veterinarian has received heaps of praise from social media users after posting his attempt to save a cockroach reportedly stomped on by pedestrians.
The unconventional patient was brought in after a man witnessed it being accidentally stepped on while walking on the side of the road.
Instead of letting the insect die on the spot, the man picked up the creature and rushed it to the nearest veterinary hospital.
According to foreign media reports, the kind-hearted veterinarian Thanu Limpapattanawanich didn’t turn the patient away as most would probably do and decided to treat the cockroach for free.
Writing on his Facebook page, the vet posted two photos of the medical treatment process, explaining that the cockroach’s survival chance is about 50/50.
Unfortunately, he revealed there wasn’t much he could do apart from placing it in an oxygenated container to help it breathe.
Foreign media quoted the vet as saying: “I allowed the man to bring the cockroach back to take care of it. No treatment fee was charged at all.”
Claiming that the incident is not a joke, the vet praised the man who brought the insect in and said more people should demonstrate the same compassion and pity towards all animals big and small as was possessed by the man.
“I wish there were more people like this in the world […] kindness supports the world,” the vet wrote.
Though it’s unknown whether or not the cockroach made it in the end, social media users were impressed by the vet’s dedication and the post was warmly received by many.