Se­nior for­gave preg­nant thief

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

A 78-year-old man, who was sav­ing to pay for his own cof­fin, has for­given the woman who stole part of his sav­ings. The man, sur­named Chen, earns 10 yuan ($1.49) to 20 yuan a day re­cy­cling dis­carded beer bot­tles he finds in the city’s Dazu dis­trict. On Oct 15, he re­al­ized some of his money had been stolen. Chen re­ported the theft to po­lice, but af­ter he dis­cov­ered the cul­prit was the 21-year-old preg­nant woman who lived next door, he gave her some more money and asked her to be his sur­ro­gate daugh­ter. The woman is now on bail.

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