Single mum in China rents a 'dad'

Single mum in China rents a 'dad'

A SINGLE mother "rents" a man for a day to accompany her daughter on Children's Day, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The woman, known only as Huang from Shenzhen, China, posted the advertisement online that she would pay RMB$500 (S$108) for a man who was willing to spend a day with her 10-year-old girl last Monday.

According to Huang, her ­daughter suffered from low self-esteem as she did not have a father to accompany her to school activities since she was small.

So Huang got the idea to "rent" a father to accompany her daughter to the school activity on Children's Day.

The man must be married with children and have a steady job, Huang reportedly said.

The daily reported that five men responded to the advertisement.

A man who was only known only as Zhu was selected.

Zhu said his family members fully supported him for taking up the "job".

"I will treat her like my own daughter and spend a jovial day with her," Zhu said.

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