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This viral video seen more than three million times shows a young boy sprinting after his bungling parents’ car after he went to the loo at a service station and they left him behind.
The six-year-old, whose name has not been given, reportedly stepped out of the toilets at the very moment his mum and dad drove off at the Liangfengya Service Area in Zunyi, a city in south-western China’s Guizhou Province.
Footage from the service station shows the young boy dashing along the slip road leading away from the motorway service area and onto the Lanzhou-Haikou Expressway.
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The terrified child was spotted by a stunned driver who dropped him off at the next toll road.
Zhang Yun, an officer with Chumi Town police said: “We received a call from a staff member at Chumi Toll Station saying a kind motorist had found a child on the motorway and brought him to them.”
According to Zhang, the police attempted to look for the boy’s parents using CCTV, but the child burst into tears when he was unable to spot his parents’ car in traffic camera videos.
Around an hour later, however, the authorities received a call from the distressed couple who finally realised they had left their son behind.
They were called to the police station and the boy is said to have shouted: “Mum!” as soon as the couple arrived.
His mum and dad’s identity was verified and the family of three were allowed to continue their journey.
The authorities said the young boy was not harmed during the ordeal.