A police officer has warmed the hearts of millions after escorting a pensioner home through the busy streets of a Chinese metropolis. Policeman He Xu stopped to help the elderly woman when he saw her struggling to carry her shopping in downtown Jinan, a provincial capital of seven million people in east China.
Officer He also took off his glove to hold the pensioner’s hand so she could walk next to him safely.
The Daily Mail reports,
According to Jinan Traffic Police, He was on duty when he met the pensioner on Shifan Road.
She appeared feeble and was having difficulties crossing a junction while holding her heavy bags.
The incident took place at about 3pm on Monday, according to local site Qilu Net.
He was walking from his office to a crossroad and he saw the pensioner nearly falling down while carrying the shopping bags. He immediately went up to help her.
Officer He said he first helped her cross the road. Afterwards, he still felt worried so he asked about her address and walked her until she got home.
The policeman held the pensioner’s hand while escorting her home.
He explained to the reporter that he stood six foot and the pensioner was shorter than five feet. To ensure she could walk alongside him safely, he told her to hold his hand.
The officer also took off his gloves because he wanted to make sure the pensioner could grab his hand well.
The moment was recorded by a passer-by. The video was uploaded onto the Chinese social media platform Dou Yin, and quickly became trending.
The original footage has gathered more than 95,000 likes and 2,700 comments.
Net users are calling the clip one of the most heart-warming things they have watched this year.
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