A video (below) of a woman beating her granddaughter after she asked for money to purchase a pen has gone viral, sparking outrage in China and beyond.
The video shows an elderly woman hitting and kicking the girl up against a wall. Although it’s unclear where in China the incident happened, the person who filmed the video tried to intervene, the People’s Daily Online reported.
“'This is nothing. I use a stick at home,” the grandmother told the onlooker, the Daily Mail reported. “If you don't hit her, she will go crazy.”
The little girl was still crying “pen” throughout the beating, even as her grandmother hit her with a hat she snatched off her head. “Why are you asking for money? Do you still want the pen?” the grandmother asked, still hitting her.
The beating was so severe someone called the police, but it’s unclear what the outcome of the case was.