Is there any narration which states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was walking on a pathway when there was a branch of a tree hanging in his way and he bent to avoid the branch and later when a Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was walking on the same pathway he bent down at that spot despite the branch not being there anymore in resemblance to the action of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
I haven’t been able to locate this in any primary source, concerning Any particular Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhu).
From amongst the Sahabah, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) is famous for emulating Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to the best of his ability.
However, I have not come across this about him either.
Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Yusuf Al Kandehlawi (rahimahullah) has a chapter in his Hayatus Sahabah wherein he cites the instances that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) imitated Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He has also not cited the incident mentioned in your query.
(Refer: Hayatus Sahabah, vol. 2 pgs. 561-564)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar