The day when Good Samaritan tennis star Nick Kyrgios lent a hand

A Canberra woman found her car wouldn't start so she asked a couple of strangers walking past to help her push. No worries, they said.

But they were on the way home from the Old Canberra Inn after a couple of beers and started to tire.

That's when a car pulled up and the driver asked: "Do you need a hand?"

"Yes, please," they said, and out gets tennis star Nick Kyrgios, the world's 35th best male tennis player.

He could have driven past. He'd done a day's training and he didn't have to stop.

But he did. And, when he was done and they had pushed the woman's car home, he was happy to take a selfie.

When Kyrgios saw the photo doing the rounds on social media, he simply said: "This sort of stuff shouldn't be noticed, it's an everyday thing, anytime."

But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be. Quite the opposite. It shows sports stars are human, despite the superhuman feats they achieve.

And he's not the first Canberra star to lend a hand.

Canberra Raiders star Blake Austin famously pulled up next to a Raiders fan with a disability who was waiting at the bus stop and gave her a lift to the game.

He said it reminded him of his childhood and seemed like the right thing to do.

He's now gone to play in England, but his former Raiders teammate also got in on the act when he saw a distressed woman walking in the streets of his neighbourhood.

Picking up her possessions as she went – the ones tossed aside by the thieves who had stolen them from her car – she bumped into Sia Soliola.

He's the kind-hearted Raider who's also famous for his big hair. When he hasn't shaved it off for charity.

As the tears welled in her eyes he drove her around helping her look.

It seems in Canberra this really is becoming an everyday thing. Anytime.

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