Mum lets son pee in bowl at Beijing restaurant, says they 'will wash it anyway'

A mother and son were dining at a restaurant in Beijing, China, when the latter needed to relieve himself.

Instead of bringing him to a bathroom, which can be located on every floor of the restaurant, the woman handed her son a bowl from their table and told him to go ahead.

According to a witness, the mother justified her actions by saying that the restaurant "was going to clean the bowls anyway".

A photo of the boy peeing into a bowl while his mother used her phone has gone viral online and horrified netizens.

The restaurant later said that they disposed of the bowl and all the cutlery that the pair had used following the incident.