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David Beckham’s heartwarming random act of kindness

All of a sudden, I looked up and saw someone who looked like David Beckham walking past us...

Since retiring from football David Beckham has been widely celebrated for his global philanthropic but it seems the former England captain hasn’t forgot that charity begins at home.

David, 40, was an unexpected stranger to lend a hand to a paramedic treating an elderly man who had fallen over on a London street on Monday.

Catherine Maynard, who works with the Cycle Response Unit, said that she had been waiting for an ambulance with her patient when a man who resembled the Manchester United great walked by.

“I was waiting with my patient for an ambulance to transfer him to hospital and although I was keeping him warm, it was very cold outside,” she told the Evening Standard newspaper.

“All of a sudden, I looked up and saw someone who looked like David Beckham walking past us. He said hello and got in his car. I said to the man I was treating, ‘I think that was David Beckham’. Ten minutes later, he came back with a cup of coffee for me and a tea for the patient.

“It was awful cycling around in the cold today and I couldn’t believe it when he came back with some hot drinks – I was so chuffed,” she revealed.

The father-of-four’s actions were then celebrated on the London Ambulance services Twitter with the organisation thanking the star for his kindness and encouraging others to #buyitlikeBeckham and show support for their ambulance crews by offering to buy them a tea or coffee and tweet a picture to @Ldn_Ambulance.

It’s not the first time Beckham has played good Samaritan to a unsuspecting member of the public.

In 2011, a motorist told BBC radio that his car had broken down on a roundabout in Hertfordshire, southern England when Beckham pulled over and got out to help.

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