Kim Kardashian probably isn't the type of person who sees much rejection in her life, and certainly not from a 13-year-old, poverty stricken orphan from a poor neighborhood in Thailand.
But Kim had to just suck it up when the orphan, Pink, with whom Kardashian fell in love during a visit to the country, declined her offer to adopt her and take her to America to live a blessed life of wealth and opulence.
Even though Pink was totally thrilled that Kim Kardashian had shown such a keen interest in her and had expressed a strong desire to adopt her, she respectfully declined the tempting offer, in favor of helping people in her impoverished homeland, as well as the orphans she has grown up with.
When Kim visited the ramshackle children's home in Thailand's Phang Nga province, which houses over 4,000 people who survived the 2004 tsunami, she was touched at the plight of the people there and took a particular shine to Pink.
Having been told that the Keeping up with the Kardashians star perhaps wanted to adopt her for real, Pink said, as reported by the Daily Mail, "Everyone wants to have a different or a better life, I suppose. But when I thought about it I realised it wouldn't be good for me, because I would have to leave so much behind. I wasn't ready for that."
Kim was also very excited at the prospect of adopting Pink, telling reporters,"I literally cannot stop thinking about her. I told Kanye, I was like, honestly, this girl is so sweet and so cute, like, I would honestly adopt her."
The orphan, who sleeps on a floor with five other girls at the Home and Life Foundation in Phang Nga, said, "When I found out she wanted to adopt me, I was shaking. I was so excited. It would be such a change of life for me. "
Recalling the first time she met Kim Kardashian, Pink added, "When she came here, it seemed as if I was the first one she looked at and smiled at. We had a connection straight away. I think she is really pretty and she has a very nice personality. I thought she was lovely and I really enjoyed meeting her – and I loved being on TV too."
While Kim Kardashian may not be so used to rejection, of any sort, it seems she understood Pink's reasons for saying "no" and respected her wishes, without turning the matter into a big deal.