Public enemy No. 1 on the Chinese internet yesterday (and possibly for some time to come) was a certain Mr. Liu who in order to give his kid more room to stretch out in the backseat told his own mother to sit in the trunk of the car—a car that she had bought for him with her life savings.
In a routine traffic inspection, police stopped a car driving from Jiangxi to Hubei province. They saw Mr. Liu at the wheel, his wife sitting in the passenger seat and their son sprawled out on the backseat. To their surprise, they also found an elderly woman scrunched up in the trunk of the car
According to Sina News, Mr. Liu told police that he had asked his mom to sit in the trunk so that his son could have a proper rest.
Police asked the old woman to please get out of the trunk and wanted to fine her unfilial son, but the woman told the officers that actually it wasn’t so uncomfortable in the trunk.
And here’s the kicker: Liu’s mom had spent her entire pension to buy that car with the not-so-uncomfy trunk for her wonderful son.
As you might expect, netizens weren’t happy with Mr. Liu.
“What is wrong with this man! How could he do that to his own poor mother?” asked one netizen from Chongqing.
“Why in the world can this kid not just sleep on granny’s lap? wondered another web user from Guangdong.
“When that kid grows up, he is just going to throw you in the trunk too,” commented another netizen from Beijing.
[Images via CCTV]