Thursday, January 10, 2013
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.
These monkeys made a Mercedes into their own personal playground at a British zoo.
Who knew monkeys could be so destructive? Zookeepers at the Longleat Safari Park in southwest Britain drove a new toy into the macaques’ enclosure – but it didn’t stay driveable for very long.
(More on TIME.com: See photos of endangered primates)
The monkeys, clearly fascinated by the black Mercedes station wagon, prowled all over it as they ripped off hubcaps and mirrors. The gang of nearly 100 monkeys was celebrating the reopening of their “Monkey Jungle” exhibit at the zoo.
It’s safe to say these monkeys won’t be getting drivers’ licenses anytime soon. They would bring a whole new meaning to road rage.