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26th Apr 2021

David Beckham sent videos to Kate Garraway’s children while their dad was in coma

Danny Jones

David Beckham messaged Kate Garraway and family during Derek's hospital stay

More proof that David Beckham is absolutely lovely

Last month, Kate Garraway – presenter on ITV, GMB and previously GMT – and her husband were finally reunited after he suffered a coma following a COVID-19 infection. The story moved everyone in the UK and now, it is understood that it has another touching chapter thanks to David Beckham.

In her recently released book, The Power of Hope, Garraway revealed that Becks had sent personal videos to her children throughout her husband Derek Draper’s stay in hospital and how the gesture of goodwill had meant so much to her and the family.

She writes: “David Beckham messaged me on Instagram. I hadn’t had the chance to look at social media so it was Darcey and Billy who spotted it and squealed with delight. I messaged him back, thanking him and saying the kids were thrilled. He sent a personal video to each of them – words of encouragement and fun. He said he’d been thinking of his own kids and how they might feel”.

It isn’t much of a surprise to find out that Becks continues to be as nice a man as everyone suspects he is, but it is still a heartwarming thing to hear the footballing star and long-standing celebrity took the time to reach out to Garraway and her kids.

The book’s launch was serialised by the Mail on Sunday and in it, she covers how she and her children – Darcey, 15 and Billy, 11 – have got through the past year. An hour-long documentary entitled Kate Garraway: Finding Derek, released by ITV, also details the family’s struggle during Draper’s illness.

Beckham, having four kids of his own, all at a variety of different ages, clearly put him herself in hers and Derek’s shoes. Who knows how much such a simple gesture helped them?

We’re pleased to see Kate Garraway and her husband, Derek, back together after such a long and difficult time apart – the message of hope and positivity in her book is one we can all benefit from.