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Man Leaps Off Bridge To Save Measuring Tape His Late Wife Gave To Him

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Cover image via Facebook @ThaiRescueNews

A 41-year-old man in Thailand was recently rescued from a muddy patch of water that he had gotten himself stuck in

Facebook page @ThaiRescueNews shared that the man had leapt from a bridge on Tuesday, 13 August and was unable to free himself from the mud in Chonburi, Thailand.

It turned out that he jumped off the bridge to save a tape measure that he accidentally dropped

Pretty excessive gesture for a simple measuring tape, one might think?

But the 41-year-old revealed that the item was irreplaceable because it was a gift left to him by his late wife, right before she passed away.

"Although I can buy a new one for only THB350 (RM47), the measuring tape is very valuable to me," he shared.

The man, who works as a blacksmith, also explained that he had made a promise to his wife that he would keep the tape safe

Fortunately, he and his measuring tape were rescued after passer-bys alerted authorities of the incident.

You can read the full post below (if you can read Thai):

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