This is the astonishing moment a mum left her toddler alone on a busy road in blazing sunshine so he could reserve her a parking space.
Concerned drivers and pedestrians initially thought the young boy, who looks about three years old, was lost and asked him if he knew where his mother was.
But the tot answered that his mum had ordered him to sit in the spot until she returned with her car.
Outrage: The picture caused a stir on Malaysian social media (CEN)
A picture of the youngster was posted online by a social media user named ‘Winn Tan’, who said he sat there quietly by the roadside in a downtown area of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The incident reportedly took place in Jalan Kuchai Lama business area of the city, which is notorious for its rush-hour traffic - and for the fact that it is very difficult to get a parking spot.
Winn Tan claimed the boy had to wait for almost half an hour before his mother came back with the car.