Netizens hearts melt after photos of elderly man giving his wife piggyback ride across road in China go viral

Photos of an elderly man escorting his wife across a busy street in Beijing, China have gone viral.

The series of photos were taken at an intersection in Beijing's Daxing District, reports Shanghaiist.

The woman initially appears to have trouble walking and is hunched over.

Her partner then bends over and gives her a piggyback ride across the road. 

Netizens were touched by the husband's devotion and affection.

One netizen wrote:

"Their love can not be surpassed. It is built up over time like a mountain"

Another commented:

"When I get that old, I hope I will have someone that loves me that much."