Kudos to Aetos officers who helped elderly man cross the road in Yishun

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A pair of Aetos auxiliary police officers warmed the hearts of netizens by holding off traffic to help an elderly man cross the road near Northpoint City.

A video of the heartwarming act was posted on Nee Soon Town Council's Facebook page on Thursday evening (Feb 28).

The town council wrote: "Spotted! Two heroes holding off traffic to help uncle across the road safely. Yishun is truly #HomeWithAHeart"

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Spotted! Two heroes holding off traffic to help uncle across the road safely. Yishun is truly #HomeWithAHeart

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Posted by Nee Soon Town Council on Thursday, 28 February 2019

In the video, the elderly uncle can be seen struggling to cross the road while carrying a walking stick in one hand and pushing a trolley in the other.

The officers walk alongside the uncle and hold up traffic as the red man is showing.

The uncle can be heard thanking the officers as he reaches the pavement.

Many netizens praised the officers for a job well done.

Several Yishun residents commented this is not the first time people have helped the same uncle cross this particular junction.

Previously Stomp reported on a biker, an SCDF ambulance crew member and Foodpanda delivery guys escorting the uncle across the road.

Foodpanda delivery riders helping the elderly uncle cross the road.

Some netizens have expressed concern for the welfare of the elderly man and asked how he can be helped.

However, according to the town council, the uncle has not been receptive to help offered by local grassroots organisations and agencies.

It wrote: "Local grassroots and agencies are aware and tried to help this uncle, but he is not receptive to all help.

"They will keep looking out for him.

"If you see this uncle around, please try to persuade him to accept help.

"If he agrees, let us know anytime and we will ask the grassroots to follow up with him."