The youngest ‘local tyrant’ has emerged in China. A six-year-old boy and his ‘girlfriend’ were photographed at a store together before Valentine’s Day carrying dozens of 100 yuan bills, asking the manager for the most expensive electric motorcar in the store.
Staff from the store said, “I saw him take out a stack of envelopes, saying that he didn’t have enough money. He was holding nearly 10 thousand yuan. I couldn’t have sold the car to a child, so I told him to get his parents and he said his father went out for Valentine’s Day. He wanted to try out the four-wheel electric cars.”
It’s unclear where the boy got his money from, but judging by the hongbao, it was likely gifted to him during the Spring Festival holiday or taken from his parents. Onlookers at the store captured images of the boy trying out various motorbikes while alongside his ‘girlfriend’, but staff refused to sell him a vehicle.
Netizens have agreed that while the the boy’s actions were goodhearted and adorable, the stunt is just another example of China’s so-called “princelings” acting out.
Previously on Shanghaiist: Henan girl, 14, tries purchasing Audi A4 for boyfriend
By Isabel Quan