Soccer Star, Model, Mechanic? David Beckham Helps Stranded Motorist

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David Beckham’s path to a Knighthood just got one step closer.

The LA Galaxy soccer star has been spending the off season back home in the U.K., training with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur (some would say to engineer a move back full-time) but he put sports to one side Wednesday, all in the name of being a Good Samaritan.

(More on TIME.com: See pictures of David Beckham.)

Becks noticed that a motorist had broken down on a roundabout and duly pulled over to assist the stranded family. Paul Long was taking his two children to school when he came to a stop. “We were on the A10 roundabout, which was pretty dangerous,” Long told the BBC, “and had been stuck there for about 10 minutes. Eventually I saw a car pull over in the distance and a man in a hoodie got out. He pulled the hood down and as he got nearer to the car I realised it was David Beckham.”

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Long continued with this tale of goodwill. “He asked if we were OK and I said we’d broken down and could he push us to the side. When we’d pushed the car to safety – and I have to say another man stopped to help by this point – he asked if we were OK and I said: ‘David Beckham, I love you, mate.’

NewsFeed not only expects a movie to be made about this heroic gesture but for David to change his surname to BeckhAAm by the end of the week.

8 comments
Natsfert
Natsfert

Those kids don't really look like they have a higher quality of life.... drunk rich teenagers in Bali? Uhhhh....

LittleDog
LittleDog

The picture in this article is highly misleading, and the article misses the main points of the study.  A stock high school graduation photo would have been more appropriate.  The study measured ages 12-24 (not just teenagers), and looked at security/freedom from atrocities, educational opportunities, economic opportunities, life expectancy, and similar metrics.  You can see the actual metrics on page 9 of the study.  If you really care about rankings, page 15 breaks it down by domain, showing how things are better for teenagers and young adults in some ways and not in others.  The US is ranked 20th in citizen participation and first in economic opportunity, for instance.

The study itself is interesting and worth reading.  This article, not so much.

SullivanCaldeira
SullivanCaldeira

Being a drunk teenager, you mean? They weren't supposed to be drinking alcohol beverages while underage.

Nogayagenda
Nogayagenda

the Australian government is conservative, financially responsible and still supports the traditional family.



EricThomas
EricThomas

South Korea?? What a joke. Whoever did this study obviously does not live here. Teenagers in S.Korea have probably the worst lives (out of the developed countries). The majority of teenagers study all freaking day long everyday of the year and their lives look absolutely nothing like the picture on this article. 

ThinArthur
ThinArthur

@Nogayagenda  

"more than seven-in-ten in Australia (79%) say homosexuality should be accepted by society;"

"Views are not as positive in the U.S., where a smaller majority (60%) believes homosexuality should be accepted. But Americans are far more tolerant today than they were in 2007, when 49% said homosexuality should be accepted by society and 41% said it should be rejected."


http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/06/04/the-global-divide-on-homosexuality/

Butter333
Butter333

Majority, really? Who are you to say this.