In latest fad, Thais treat ‘child angel’ dolls like pets

In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, a Thai woman holds a "child angel" doll in Bangkok. Thailand. The dolls, which are said to bring good luck to their owners, became a media sensation this week after a leaked memo from a Thai budget airline gave pointers on how they could be treated like passengers if they have a paid-for seat. Thai people are superstitious, and the doll phenomenon has been analyzed as a modern version of a traditional totem containing real body parts, but as a fad it seems have more in common with Furby dolls. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)BANGKOK (AP) — Mix one part superstition, two parts fashion, a dab of celebrity idolatry and a heap of media frenzy, and what do you get?


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