A flight attendant is winning praise for his act of kindness when he fed an elderly passenger on a recent Thai Airways flight.

The photo, captured by a fellow passenger Thomas Lim on a flight from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur last week, was posted to Facebook where it has been shared thousands of times, reports the English-language Bangkok Coconuts.

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The post received praised by users who wrote on his page that the flight attendant should be commended for his act.  "Very good to see kindness like this. His kindness should be applauded and praised."