A man in Liaoning province, China, has spent three months reconstructing 140,000 yuan (HK$165,646) worth of banknotes after his father shredded the notes to make his children “forget about money”, according to People’s Daily.

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His son and daughter-in-law worked from 7am till midnight every day from October last year until January gluing 1,080 banknotes back together. Of the 200,000 yuan which the father destroyed, 140,000 yuan was retrieved.

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Photo: Photo: dfic.cn.

The man, surnamed Chen, exchanged the reconstructed notes at a bank and deposited them.

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