A family coming back home from holiday left their five-year-old daughter at the airport.
The incident happened at Stuttgart Airport, located in the south-western German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
According to the Stuttgart police, several people witnessed the five-year-old girl walking aimlessly around all by herself in the airport’s arrival hall.
Despite multiple announcements via the airport’s intercom system, no parents arrived at the information desk to pick up their lost daughter.
After airport officers brought the child to the local police station, they received a phone call from her worried mother, who explained that the family had come back from their holiday abroad and resumed their journey home in two different cars.
According to the police, both parents assumed that the other had taken the daughter in the other car, and spokesperson said:
“The five-year-old was eventually safely picked up by her father.”