Faced with the prospect of raising a child they couldn't support, a pair of young, unmarried lovers in China decided to sell their little baby boy for just enough money to buy a mobile phone.
It sounds like the couple sought support from their parents before handing their child to a stranger for 2500 yuan (roughly $400), but it's unclear if that was what pushed their decision. No matter why they did what they did, in the end the pair regretted their decision, and are now attempting to get the child back.
Apparently, they may actually even stand a chance of getting the child back because the fellow who purchased him raised some sort of authorities' suspicions and the toddler ended up safe and sound in the care of a welfare centre. Other than a truly happy ending, all that's left missing now is word on whether the lovers are returning the mobile phone they bought with the proceeds from the child-sale. [Global Times]
Note: The picture above was taken by Micah Sittig, and the cutie in it is not the child from the story.