It would have made a good story for cycle response paramedic Catherine Maynard had David Beckham never returned.

As she was tending to an elderly man who had fallen on a chilly London street on Tuesday, the soccer icon just so happened to walk by before getting in his car and driving off. It would have made for a fun anecdote to take back to the station.

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

“He said hello and got in his car. I said to the man I was treating, ‘I think that was David Beckham’.

However, Beckham returned ten minutes later with cups of tea and coffee for both parties as they waited for help to arrive.

“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.”

It’s not a flashy story but it’s a simple reminder that for all the grief Beckham has gotten over the years from fans, he seems to be a genuinely good guy. Maybe that’s not much but some days you take all the positive news you can get.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to