A video of a man carrying an elderly woman on his back, as he walked around the Kaaba during the ongoing Hajj season, went viral on social media earlier this week.
While it remains unclear whether the woman is related to the man or not, the heartwarming gesture caught the attention of many who went on to share the video on several social media platforms.
One social media user explained that the man "spotted the elderly woman struggling to make the walk around the Kaaba. She was refusing to use a wheel chair because then she wouldn't be able to see the holy site and this is why he decided to carry her throughout the tawaf."
Thousands of people left comments under the video which has been circulating online for the past few days.
Many of them hailed the man and expressed how incredibly moved they were by his gesture.
"She was refusing to use a wheel chair because then she wouldn't be able to see the holy site and this is why he decided to carry her"
People hailed the man's gesture on social media
"God bless you"
Many were incredibly moved
"This made me want to cry, especially when I heard her say: 'But you're fasting, son."'