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WATCH: Why is this Saudi man trying to stop the traffic?

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A video trending on social media shows a young Saudi man crossing a busy highway trying to halt oncoming traffic, all in order to help an elderly woman cross the road.

The young man, who hails from Tabuk, is seen purposely standing in the middle of the traffic, forcing the cars to stop until the elderly woman could cross safely.

Social media users have demanded that authorities should provide more pedestrian bridges, especially in places where the traffic is busy. They also hailed the young Saudi man for taking his life in his hands to save an elderly person.