A 90-year-old man in Chengdu who said it was his last wish to find a wife for his grandson was seen standing in front of the bachelor’s business this past Tuesday holding up a sign seeking “leftover women” for him. Aim high, gramps.
“Fulfill me, a 90-year-old man, this last wish. Give my grandson a chance to know you! Leftover woman: My grandson is waiting for you,” read the sign. The man was photographed holding it up outside of his son’s massage parlor at Weimin Road, according to China Youth.
The bachelor’s mother told reporters that she has four children—three sons and a daughter—and that all of them were married except for the 36-year-old man in question.
Her son started the massage business when he was 22 years old, and currently, he runs two separate massage branches. The man has also been a volunteer for 15 years, and devotes a great deal of time to public welfare. His mother says that his busy schedule has not allotted him the time to find a wife.
“We don’t allow him to do good deeds anymore because we want him to get married first, then we can feel relieved,” she said.
Staff at the massage parlor chose to chime in on the subject as well. The consensus was that the man spent so much time managing his business, he had no time to meet women. Most of the women who came in for physical therapy were already married.
Reporters finally phoned the man for an interview and found, surprisingly, that the man fully condoned his grandfather’s far-reaching attempts to find him a bride. In fact, he asked him to do it.
He told reporters that he, more than anyone, hoped to settle down with a wife. His parents often pushed him to get married, but he didn’t want them to keep worrying about him. He hired his grandpa to stand outside the store every day and to give out a name card to whoever was interested. He added that he earns around 20,000 RMB per month, ladies.
Most citizens passing by thought the promotion was sweet and “innovative”. Another centenarian walked by and gave the old man a thumps up.
A female pedestrian applauded the grandpa and exclaimed: “What a nice grandpa he is! He cares about his grandson’s marriage.”
It’s unclear whether she further pursued the bachelor.
By Lucy Liu
[Images Via China Youth]