ast Friday, a grandfather picked up his grandson from a kindergarten in the Guizhou capital of Guiyang, taking him along to the market for some grocery shopping before heading over to the hospital where the boy was given a flu shot.
There was just one problem. The kid wasn’t actually his grandson.
It turns out that the elderly man was from the countryside and wasn’t very familiar with how his grandson looked. “I don’t live here, I just arrived yesterday,” he says in a video report from Btime.com. So, when he went to the kindergarten on Friday afternoon he ended up leading away the wrong 6-year-old. A mistake that caused quite a lot of grief for the boy’s mother who quickly posted security footage onto WeChat, asking for urgent help in finding her son.
Eventually, the situation was resolved when one of the mother’s friends watched the footage and realized that the ”kidnapper” was actually her own father who had gone to the kindergarten to fetch her son. The two boys are in the same class and reportedly look and sound quite similar. Further contributing to the grandfather’s confusion, one is named Xiao Hongyu (小宏宇) and the other is named Xiao Hongrui (小宏瑞).
Meanwhile, the little boy is said to have realized that this strange man was not his grandfather, but was unable to make the man understand that because he was hard of hearing. The pair were out on the town together for four hours.