Just over a month before the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant in a tragic helicopter crash, he was seen rendering assistance to victims of a car crash in California.
On December 13, 2019, the former Los Angeles Lakers player was spotted assisting the victims of a vehicle crash in Newport Beach, California, TMZ Sports reported at the time.
Footage obtained by the outlet showed Bryant, 41, speaking with those involved in the crash and helping direct traffic before the authorities arrived.
Bryant was also a good Samaritan the previous year when he witnessed a different car crash in Newport Beach.
Ryan Williams, who was involved in the 2018 incident, reflected on Bryant’s lasting kindness on Twitter over the weekend after learning of the athlete’s tragic death.
“Kobe witnessed someone crash into me at 65mph. He ran to my car. He helped. Most of all, he was kind. A week later, he saw me and my family at Starbucks. He told my wife how lucky I was to be alive. From that time on, whenever we’d see him in Newport Coast, he continued to be kind. A fist bump to my son … a high-five to my daughter … a word of wisdom to me.” he wrote.