5 Interesting Facts About the 109-Year-Old Thai Monk Who Went Viral on TikTok Before He Died - The Most Popular Lists


5 Interesting Facts About the 109-Year-Old Thai Monk Who Went Viral on TikTok Before He Died

Have you ever had the thought that becoming older is a thrilling adventure, leaving stories in every wrinkle and gray hair on your body?

Maybe you've even considered what you'd look like lying on your deathbed. Not to be overly morbid, but in the narrative you're about to read, we're definitely talking about mortality and aging...

We're referring to this popular TikTok video portraying an elderly man dressed in an orange robe that has won over millions of fans while also igniting fascinating conversations and, occasionally, baseless rumors.

To read more about the Thai monk Luang Pho Yai, who passed away earlier this year just before his 110th birthday this year.

1. When his granddaughter began to glimpses of his life

The 109-year-old Thai Buddhist monk Luang Pho Yai rose to fame around the world as a result of his use of TikTok. Videos of Luang Pho Yai, dressed in the customary orange monk robe, have drawn viewers from all over the world. When his granddaughter Auy Auyaray started posting insights into his life on her TikTok account @aui.saranya_kh, his journey into the spotlight officially began.

2. Everything began to happen when one of the films received an astounding 132.3 MILLION views

Following the monk's hip injury in January, Auy Auyaray, his devoted granddaughter, made recordings of his time in the hospital. Luang Pho Yai's health appeared to be improving as fans followed her TikTok posts, which attracted millions of views.

A moving video of the monk engaging with his great-granddaughter has 132.3 million views and 8.4 million likes.

เมื่อเหลนน้อยมาเรียกหา หลวงตาสัมผัสได้ถึงความรักและห่วงใย เรียกมาเคาะหัวให้พรเหลนเลย สาธุๆๆ🙏🙏

♬ บทเพลงสวดบารมี 30 ทัศ - ocean media

Tragically, Luang Pho Yai died on March 22, 2023, and Auy Auyaray uploaded heartfelt footage of memorial photos and burial ceremonies.

Auyaray's online representation of her grandfather elicited conflicting reactions, with some blaming her for exposing his vulnerable moments and others offering genuine support.

3. Rumor has said to be a 399-year-old woman!

As Luang Pho Yai's TikTok videos spread, internet speculations spread that he was a miraculous 163-year-old guy. Some internet creators took advantage of the situation, resharing Auyaray's films without her permission, distributing bogus news and misinformation with sensational titles and music in order to gain quick hits and views.

Such rumors propagated on platforms like TikTok, with one user even stating he was a 399-year-old woman (no record of a human being having lived that long).

4. Netizens left harsh and ruthless jokes in the comments area.

While many people respected Luang Pho Yai, the darker side of the internet couldn't stop making callous comments about his age and illness. Online people jokingly referred to him as "bro" and claimed he outlived dinosaurs.


หลวงตาพูดเป็นภาษาอีสานเบาๆว่า "กูอยากแล่นแล้วเนี่ย" โอ้ยยย!! ใจเย็นๆเด้อหลวงตา😁😁 นั่งได้เท่านี้ก็โอเครแล้ว🥰🥰

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The fact that there have been a lot of comments on @aui.saranya_kh TikToks could be contributing to their popularity. According to TikTok, the more likes and comments a video receives, the more likely it is to show up on other users’ feeds.

5. Is Yai trying to achieve Sokushinbutsu?

Luang Pho Yai's emaciated appearance aroused speculation that he was practicing sokushinbutsu, a peculiar Buddhist practice in Japan in which people mummify themselves while still alive. It is important to note, however, that he was not involved in this procedure.

His granddaughter, Auy Auyaray, demanded respect and empathy from individuals who had misconstrued the situation and made jokes about him.

Luang Pho Yai's path from a hospital bed to an internet celebrity was one-of-a-kind.

As we remember this great monk, let us not forget the value of treating people with kindness and respect, especially the elderly, both online and offline.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Luang Pho Yai. 

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