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Heartwarming video shows traffic cop giving an old man a piggyback to get him across 12-lane road in China

Motorists waited patiently and didn't beep their horns as the old timer tried to cross, police said

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.

 The old man was given a helping hoist as he struggled to cross a road in China
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The old man was given a helping hoist as he struggled to cross a road in China

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.

 Drivers waited patiently for the old timer to make his way over the crossing
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Drivers waited patiently for the old timer to make his way over the crossing
 An officer noticed he was holding up traffic and politely offers a lift
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An officer noticed he was holding up traffic and politely offers a lift
 The pair then cross several lanes of traffic together
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The pair then cross several lanes of traffic together

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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