A man happened to bump into his own son on the street some nine months after the boy was kidnapped, and quickly did something to get the boy back.
The moment cops seize one of the traffickers after being called by the boy's dad
A quick-thinking dad saved his son from a suspected human trafficking gang after spotting the boy nine months after he had been abducted, The Sun UK
The six-year-old was with three men when his father bumped into him by chance at a shopping mall in China and called the police who pounced before the trio could escape.
The courts in China have now sentenced the men to a total of 11 years in prison.
Cheng Jiafu was abducted in May 27, 2016, at Matang Village in Qingyuan, Guangdong, according to reports in the People's Daily.
His father Chen Zhonghong told police at the time he had been working and had left the boy with his elder sister at home to watch TV.
The three 'traffickers' were sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison
Two hours after the dad left home a stranger abducted the boy.
According to Qingxin News, Chen Zhouhong then spotted his son with three men at the Qingxin Town Plaza.
Officers quickly arrived to arrest the trio, who were known by their surnames, Chen, Li and Ou.
The Qingxin People's Court held a trial on November 10.
The judge, Hou Zhaoxing, believed Mr Ou had intended to sell children, including Jiafu, to other families. Mr Ou received a 10,000 yuan (£1,143) fine and six-year imprisonment.
Ms Li and Mr Chen were given three-year and two-year imprisonment respectively for child abduction, according to the judge.