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This viral video seen over a million times shows a pensioner apparently choosing to sit on a young boy’s lap after he refused to give her his seat on a bus.
The incident which has seen the elderly woman bombarded with criticism online happened on a route 313 bus in the city of Yiwu, in China’s eastern Zhejiang Province, on 12th August.
Footage taken by another passenger shows the woman dressed in pink speaking to the boy’s mother while standing in front of the child, who was reportedly aged seven or eight.
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Before long, she decides to force the issue and sits right on the boy’s lap, leaving the boy no choice but to move out of the seat, according to witnesses quoted in local media.
A witness told local media the mum eventually made her son sit on her lap in order to accommodate the pensioner.
The parent told the pensioner she would have offered her son seat or asked her son to move if only she had asked properly.
The city’s public transport provider said it was aware of the incident but not did condemn the pensioner’s actions.
Social media users, however, have criticised the woman, saying children should not have to give up their seats to pensioners unless done so willingly.
User ‘Tmamm’ wrote: “Bullying a child. Shameless.”
‘A-Di-Ye-Zi-Ba-Hao-Dian’ said: “It’s not that old people have now become bad – it’s that bad people have now become old.”
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