Kind driver in China tosses umbrella to traffic cop on duty in the rain

The driver tossed an umbrella out of the front window of the car as it moved off from the junction. PHOTO: WEI LA VIDEO/ MIAOPAI

A police officer who was on duty in the rain was given an umbrella by the driver of a passing car on Wednesday (Oct 11) in the city of Wuhu in China's Anhui province.

Surveillance footage posted by Wei La Video on Chinese video sharing platform Miaopai showed a red car at the traffic light.

The police officer was standing in the rain in the middle of the intersection.

The driver was seen scrambling out of the car to take an umbrella out of the boot, before getting back in.

As the car moved off from the junction, it swerved into the chevron, and an umbrella was tossed out from the front window, before driving off.

The police officer seemed caught off guard, as he stared at the umbrella for a few seconds before realising what was going on, and picked it up.

The officer, Zhai Yujia, said he was happy that his work was being recognised and appreciated by civilians.

He said he had wanted to thank the driver, but the car drove off too quickly.

The driver, Wang Zhaohua, 50, said he saw the cop getting soaked in the rain and was moved by his dedication to his duty, and so decided to help him.

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