The virtual girlfriend of a bloke travelling 1,200 miles on foot to meet her has claimed she set him the challenge so he could prove his love for her.

Earlier this month, we reported on the story of a Suthep Promchit, 52, from Thailand who was making the journey in order to propose to the woman he met on TikTok.

It would culminate in the grand gesture just after Valentine's Day.

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Although the pair have never met in person, it would appear that both the unnamed bloke and the woman, who he did not mention in a series of TikTok videos, have known each other for five months.

Setting off from his home in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand, the besotted bloke hopes to reach her in southern Thailand by February 15.

Speaking of his plans, the bloke is set to travel over a thousand miles to "prove true love" to a woman he has never met before.

In one TikTok post, he said: "I will run to prove whether true love exists or not.

"I will run for a month, starting on January 14 and arriving at the destination on February 14, Valentine’s Day. The starting point will be at Khun Dan Prakarn Chon Dam in Nakhon Nayok, and the destination is Satun.

And the object of his desire has now spoken out about the bizarre gesture.

Having been tracked down by Thai news outlet Matichon Online, Satun, as she is known, turns out to be a widower who set the man the challenge.

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The 56-year-old sells shrimp paste online, and is known on TikTok by the name of Pee Yu Satun.

She said: “The man said that he really loved me.

“'What can I do to prove true love?,' he asked, so I said 'Walk up to me,' and said jokingly, but didn't think he would actually do it.

“I watch him live every day.”

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She confirmed that once he arrives, the pair will go straight to a marriage licence office and complete the registration forms.

Satun added: “After that, we will go on a trip and produce content that both of us like, and we have prepared a career to support the two of us who are good at it.”

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