Grandmother Holds Up Traffic To Cross Road

A heartwarming video shows an elderly grandmother slowly making her way across the road during a green traffic light. Instead of honking at her, or trying to drive around her, the drivers all patiently wait until she safely reaches the other side. Netizens applaud this courtesy from the drivers, and laud them for their patience.

Video from YTN:

Cars All Come to a Stop as Grandmother Crosses Road


On a 7-lane road, cars stopped in their tracks for a period of time as a situation unfolded.

This was because there was a grandmother walking in the middle of the road after the red stop light had come on in the crosswalk.

Reporter Cha Yu-jeong has more on the grandmother’s safe road crossing, and the patience of the drivers as they waited the 20 seconds for the grandmother to make her way across the crosswalk.


On the morning of March 11, at Daejeon’s Daehwadong Daehwa Industrial Complex’s three way intersection.

The light had changed from red to green, but the 10 cars did not move even an inch.

Looking closely in front the cars, you can see a grandmother slowly making her way across the street.

She walked with difficulty, and was not able to make it all the way across the street before the crosswalk sign turned red.

The cars waited until the grandmother crossed safely to the other side before slowly moving forward.

Several cars put their emergency flashers on for the cars behind them and showed a tacit willingness to wait for the grandmother.

It took 20 seconds for the grandmother to safely cross the road.

A wave of consideration quietly unfolded on the streets.

This is Cha Yu-jeong reporting for YTN.

Comments from Naver:


Please let us know more heartwarming news like this ^^

hoe3****[Responding to above]

What is heartwarming about the news? The fact that they let her cross the road? It’s suicide for old people to try to cross the street, ignoring signs.


I’m the world worth living in?


This is great haha It would be great if they could post more news like this.


This heartwarming news is as warm as the weather.


Now that’s the true spirit of our white-clothed people.


Honestly, there’s a very short amount of time to cross. There’s really not enough time for the grandmothers and grandfathers to make their way across the road. I wanted to try walking at their pace a few times. How nervous must the elderly be?


The drivers who turned their emergency lights on were amazing~ ^^


In front of our school, a grandfather was pulling a cart and walking. The crosswalk sign turned red before he could fully cross, but the cars didn’t honk at him, and waited until he reached the other side. Even though this is a basic courtesy, I felt it was amazing.


Even though it’s something people should do, this news made me feel warm. I liked it.


There are still…more good adults than bad eggs.

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