Watch: Saudi security guard helps blind pilgrim circumambulate Kaaba during Hajj

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As the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca began on Monday, heartwarming scenes of human kindness and acts of service have emerged from the Grand Mosque.

In a video that has been widely shared online, a Saudi security officer was seen helping a blind woman circumambulate the Kaaba.

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The video showed the woman holding onto the man’s uniform as he guided her on her Tawaf around the Kaaba.

Social media users praised the security officer for helping the pilgrim complete the Islamic ritual and preventing her from getting lost in the crowd.

About two million pilgrims are taking part in this year’s Hajj – the world’s largest religious gathering.

Early on Tuesday, pilgrims began making their way to Mount Arafat – the plains where the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon – to spend the day praying and offering their supplications.

The Day of Arafat is the pinnacle of the Hajj pilgrimage and holds incredible significance for the Muslim community.

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