David Beckham has been hailed a hero after coming to the rescue of a stranded family whose car broke down on a busy road on Wednesday.
Paul Long was taking his two young kids to school when his Nissan broke down, leaving the family trapped on a roundabout in Sawbridgeworth, England – near Beckham's U.K. residence. And the dad-of-two admits he was stunned when the soccer ace pulled over and ran through traffic to lend them a hand.
Long tells Britain's The Sun, "It was hair-raising having children in the back. We had been there for ten minutes. I couldn't do anything – cars were whizzing past.
"(Beckham) had negotiated his way through the traffic on foot. I wound the window down and said, 'You're David Beckham!' His next words were, ';Are you OK?'
"I said, ';Yes, but can you push us over to the side?' He said, 'I'll try.'"
And the 47-year-old admits Beckham's act of kindness made his day, adding, "The emotion of it all got to me. I said, ';Thank you David. I love you, mate!' I think he was slightly embarrassed. My kids were awestruck."
What a sweet guy!
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