A couple have become an internet sensation after making an apparent compromise to keep off the wet weather.
The pair were seen walking hand in hand down a street in Northwich, Cheshire in driving rain earlier this month.
In actions branded chivalrous by some and selfish by others, the man appears to have given his girlfriend the detachable hood from his coat, while keeping the jacket.
This man’s decision to give his girlfriend the hood of his coat but keep the jacket have divided opinion on the internet
The video has since been viewed nearly two million times on Facebook, with thousands of women asking their boyfriends whether they would do the same.
The footage was filmed by Jake Shannon, 26, who says he thinks the woman had just had her hair done, causing her boyfriend to offer her his hood.
Mr Shannon posted the video on Facebook with the caption: ‘You love your girl… but do you love her enough to give her the hood off your coat!? Man’s setting standards out here that I just can’t meet.’
Many women who watched the video praised the unidentified man’s actions.
Bonnie Ralston tagged a pal and said: ‘[We] need to find someone that loves us this much.’
Jess Gibson also tagged a friend and wrote: ‘We need to find boys that do this for us.’
But others were less complimentary, suggesting he should have given her his whole coat rather than just the hood.
The couple were seen walking hand in hand down a street in Northwich, Cheshire in driving rain earlier this month.
Personal trainer Jake Shannon filmed the footage earlier this month and it has since been viewed two million times
Craig Gilmour commented: ‘He looks f***ing fuming that he’s had to give her his hood.’
Nick Taylor wrote: ‘Gotta wait for the new perm to set it just cost him 350.’
Mr Shannon, who shot the footage, said: ‘I have no idea why he chose to just give her the hood and not the whole coat. He probably didn’t want to get wet himself but thought he better protect her hair. It’s quite inventive.
‘If I was out when it was raining I would just give my missus my coat, I would never think to unbutton the hood and just give her that. I think my missus would just take my coat off me.
‘It’s gone viral on Facebook, I’ve had thousands of comments from people – lots of people tagging their partners saying they wouldn’t give them their hood. I think it’s captured people’s imagination because it’s just so unusual.’