David Beckham rescues stranded family

Last Updated: Feb 10, 2011, 16:35 PM IST

London: Soccer star David Beckham played the Good Samaritan by rescuing a family whose car broke down in the midst of busy traffic near his house.

A grey Nissan Primera, owned by Paul Long, was stranded at the busy roundabout near Beckham`s house in Sawbridgeworth, Herts.

The 35-year-old sportsman came to the rescue of Long and his two children to help push the motor to safety, reported Sun online.

"David 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`," said Long, 47.

Long was taking his son Fabien, eight, and daughter Josephine, six, to school when his gearbox failed and they got stuck.

The LA Galaxy midfielder`s helpful gesture overwhelmed Long, who said, "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."

PTI