Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Wednesday

Via The Independent.co.uk:

Unicef Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham touches the hand of two-day-old Mariatsu, during a visit to the newborn's home by community health workers in the town of Mangorea in the Northern Province (Sierra Leone) Reuters

David Beckham greets players of a roadside soccer game in the Aberdeen neighbourhood of Freetown (Sierra Leone) Reuters

theteach

26 comments:

Cheerio said...

That gesture is so beautiful and so warm. Just look at the baby. It seems as if she can understand.

Anne said...

I love it when people find a way to use their positions for good. It's something even the least famous of us can do, but not enough of us think we can.

princess said...

These are nostalgic photos. Remind me of my own stay in Nigeria for some seven years! Great pictures.

Manu said...

nice pics.
Congrats.
Unusual indeed.
I love the pic with the baby.
Thanks for sharing.

Mine is up too ! Happy ww and everyother wd !

Gattina said...

That's nice what David Beckham is doing there, he has enough money for that too, but look at these tatoos that's awful ! I would cut off his arm and replace it with a clean one if I were Victoria !

Bobbie said...

I wonder how they like his tattoos? In any case, he sure is a nice looking specimen. ;-}

Hazel said...

hi, first time here..

Mariposa's WW said...

I love seeing this picture! An act of kindness in WW! Amazing! Happy WW!

Yummy said...

I'm touched, especially with the first photo. Happy WW!

Roger said...

Good Ol'Dave!

Gabriel said...

It's great that somebody famous like Beckham takes time to do such a great thing. Especially since it's been proven that the guy can't play soccer! :-)

Nice post, and thanks for dropping by.

My post: Clowns in stripes

jams o donnell said...

It's good to see a high profile star giving something back. It may be a small gesture on his part but his high profile should bring greater attention to the people of Sierra Leone who have suffered terribly in recent years

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That's just awesome! The photos are very touching.
I love it when people really give back.
Wonderful entry!

Shelia said...

Wonderful pictures!

Happy WW! :D

Joyismygoal said...

thatis so sweet

Simone said...

Inspiring.

Happy WW.

Mo said...

Personally, I think the man is over-rated, but when someone uses their celebrity for GOOD then I shouldn't complain.

Come guess what's on the microscope slide @ my WW: It’s A Blog Eat Blog World

Jim said...

Hi Teach -- This is heart-warming to see what David Beckham can do in his spare time.
I'm not much into soccer and so had a mini-lesson today, as I wasn't familiar with him either.
But Mrs. Jim knew David Beckman. I'm with Gattina in that tattoos the athletes bear has gotten out of hand.

Happy WW, mine is the same as yesterday, except I added a questionable pictorial denouement.
..

denouement.

zamejias said...

Wow! He's into a good cause.

BTW, I absolutely think Bekham is HOT!

ZAM aka Mama Meji

Tips_tricks said...

Thanks for sharing these. I just love David Bekham.

The Mama Bear said...

I am thinking of doing this WW thing myself...I must say I am not a fan of Beckham, could be his wife that ruins it for me, but I like to see these things.

Matt-Man said...

Good for the B-Man. That's good to know. Cheers!!

Misty Dawn said...

Beautiful, heartwarming photos! Fantastic post.

Sue said...

Powerful images! You always find such great things to post :)

giles said...

great and inspiring pictures!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's nice to see famous people do humble charity work.