Heart of gold: Policeman carries old man from busy street

THERE are good deeds and then there are those deeds that restore your faith in humanity.

A police officer with a heart of gold has shown the world the true meaning of kindness after carrying an old man off a busy street in China.

In footage of the incident, the old man can be seen struggling to cross a pedestrian crossing as a long line of traffic backs up in the distance in the Sichuan city of Mianyang.

Still only halfway across, drivers even start roaring away in front of him, seemingly not moved for his safety.

But one person did.

A police officer walks over to the man, leans down and talks to him, and suddenly, turns around, bends down and picks up the gentleman and carries him to safety.