A man who attempted to abduct a two-year-old girl in broad daylight was thwarted by a multitude of passersby who came to the rescue after her grandfather shouted for help. The old man had stopped to buy snacks at a plaza under a flyover whilst taking his two granddaughters to Huahai park in Haikou. Turning his head, he found his youngest granddaughter was being carried off by a man. Confronting him, the old man cried out after being pushed back, upon which a crowd surrounded the man, preventing his escape and allowing police to take him away. Netizens praised the actions of the passersby.