A girl in China was abandoned at a bath house after her grandfather, who’d forgotten his money when it came time to pay, left her there as proof that he would return later to pay his tab.
Six-year-old Siyao went to the bath house with her grandfather, who received a wash and a massage from employees. When it came time to pay, however, the grandfather realized he’d mistakenly forgotten his money. He then decided to leave his young granddaughter at the bath house while he went home to get some money.
“He told the reception that [he] would leave his granddaughter Siyao, behind as proof that he intended to return, and then left,” manager Mae Wang said.
By the end of the day, the man had not yet returned. Staff decided to let the little girl stay overnight, and provided comfortable accommodations for her. One month later, Siyao’s grandfather has still not come back.
The girl has reportedly been staying at the bath house overnight by herself, with employees leaving a TV on so she doesn’t feel scared. Staff also brings her food and clothing on a regular basis.
Local media was alerted to the situation and stories were published that included appeals for the grandfather to return and claim Siyao, but he has yet to do so. Social services were allegedly notified.
Source: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: dailymail.co.uk