As discussed on one of the Hua Hin expat forums.
Foreigner and his Thai family, including grand children, are night market shopping in the tourist district. A granddaughter goes missing. Family decides who is going to search where and splits up. Youngest granddaughter takes the old man’s hand and off they go. He speaks Thai, so he understands the passing Thais commenting on the old man and the little girl. Before he gets 50 yards a Thai strikes up a conversation with him and the girl, speaking English to the man and Thai to the girl. After the stranger establishes the girl is with her granddad, he wraps up the conversation and goes about his business. One responder said he had to stop taking his son to the beach without another family member present because, in his words, “it got so bad”.