David Beckham came to the aid of a beleaguered paparazzo in New York on Wednesday night (26Nov08) - as a swarm of snappers clamoured to capture the soccer hunk with wife Victoria Beckham and pals Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.
The Beckhams are in the Big Apple staying with the Cruise clan over Thanksgiving (27Nov08), and they all stepped out on Wednesday to check out a performance of Holmes in Broadway play All My Sons.
The sight of the superstars arriving at Manhattan's Schoenfeld Theatre created a frenzy and one female photographer tripped up as she stretched to get a picture - prompting the chivalrous Beckham to step over to help her to her feet.
The group, and their collective five kids, later all gathered to eat at a restaurant in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood.