Well, I was happily getting my connecting bus to the North when I realized that my wallet had gone - pick-pocketed. Now here's where real humanity kicks in. Without a penny in my pocket, a random Thai woman noticing my distress, gives me her phone to call home for over an hour. My credit card company said they would send a new card (up to 5 days) and initiate the emergency cash option (48 hours) I thanked the woman for he amazing kindness. Still clearly hating the world and in desperate need of a wifi connection, I asked a street vendor if I could use their wifi and explain the circumstances.
She says 'of course' and in the meantime comes back to me 15 minutes later with a bag full of food, water, coke and an international dialling card. She gives me a hug and wishes me well reminding me that random kindness to those in need will always pass itself on. As I walk away I realize she's put 1000 baht in my pocket. Shit happens when you travel, you lose cards etc. but what I never ever believed would be that there were so many generous, good-spirited people in the world who would help a traveller and stranger without expecting anything in return. I had a really crap 24 hours but it has reminded me that there some gems of people in this world.