Video footage showing a police officer piggybacking an 85-year-old man across the road after he got caught up in traffic could melt even the coldest of hearts.
According to the local traffic police department, the elderly man was caught on camera attempting to cross the busy intersection in Liuzhou, Guangxi province at around 6:00 p.m. when the lights turned and traffic began moving towards him. Stuck amid traffic in the middle of the road and unsure of what to do, the man simply stopped walking.
The traffic police officer, Zhou Bin, quickly spotted the elderly man and ran over to him. Zhou said that he had tried to ask the man where he was going, but he seemed a bit disoriented. Zhou hoisted the grandpa up on his back and carried him across the road to safety.
A card hanging around the elderly man’s neck listed an emergency contact and home address. Zhou got a hold of the elderly man’s son, surnamed Huang, and he was taken home.
The footage has gone viral on Weibo, China’s popular microblogging platform. Watch it here:
By Maggie Wong