Beckham’s great act of kindness

David Beckham: Legendary footballer, model, entrepreneur, family man, and genuinely good guy.

It’s becoming harder and harder not to like David Beckham. His skills on the pitch saw him loved by some and loathed by others, but in his post-football life Beckham has often shown a softer, generous side.

The 40-year-old is a long-time UNICEF goodwill ambassador who has travelled the world promoting various UNICEF causes. Beckham was spreading goodwill a little closer to home earlier this week when he treated a paramedic and an elderly man to tea and coffee on Monday.

Catherine Maynard, who is part of the Cycle Response Unit in London, was helping a man who had fallen when she spotted Beckham walking past.

Maynard explained: “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.

“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.

“We were both very amused, and flattered. 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.”

The London Ambulance Service to the chance to challenge others to replicate Beckham’s act of kindness…

And it seems to be working…

Good on you, David.