David Beckham Brightens Up a Philippian Community Hit By Devastating Typhoon

Posted Thursday February 13, 2014 4:25 PM GMT

Showing support to a community in need, David Beckham flew overseas to visit Tacloban City in the Philippines on Thursday (February 13).

The British soccer stud greeted the recent typhoon victims on behalf of unicef, shaking hands and taking pictures with the excited members of the community.

The Philippian city is still struggling after Typhoon Haiyan’s disastrous impact, which struck on November 8, killing more than 6,200 people and leaving tens of thousands of survivors still homeless.

During Beckham’s visit, he told the press, "I was humbled to visit Tacloban and see how people are still so full of spirit despite the devastation they have suffered. As a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, seeing how children are being given a sense of normality amidst the rubble of their communities has been amazing.”

He added, “I want to show people around the world how their generous donations have had an enormous impact on children and their families and how thankful people here are for their kindness."

Photo Credit: AFP

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