HEARTWARMING footage captured the moment a traffic cop gave a struggling old man a piggyback to help him cross a busy Chinese road.
CCTV captured the officer hoisting the OAP onto his back before carrying him across several lanes of traffic in southwest China’s Sichuan province on Monday.
Mianyan Traffic Police said the officer came to the rescue as the pensioner, who was using crutches, got halfway across the road.
The old man had been slowly walking over the crossing when the lights turned green for vehicles waiting in the traffic.
But motorists did not beep their horns at man and politely waited for the officer to ferry him to the other side, according to police.
The pair then had a breather at a reservation in the middle of the carriageway before tackling a further four lanes, local media reports.
Police posted the footage on their social media account, attracting swathes of supportive comments.
One user wrote: "All policemen in China should be like this."
Another said: "It's heartwarming. Thumbs up to the police and drivers."
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