Tom and Kate are Heroes

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Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly stopped to help a couple on an L.A. freeway after seeing they had just been in a car accident.

A rep for the couple confirms that Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, were on their way home from the airport after a trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, for an exhibition soccer game (their friend David Beckham and his team, Real Madrid, beat Real Salt Lake 2-0), when they saw a couple on L.A.’s 101 Freeway who had apparently just been in a car accident. The engaged pair and parents to 4-month-old daughter Suri checked to make sure the passengers, Jon Henningsen and his wife, were not seriously injured, then waited with them until the police and fire department arrived on the scene.”

The publicist makes this sound like a touching story, but having your limo driver slow down just enough so you can crack the window and throw out pamphlets about the dangers of psychiatry, is not what most people consider “helping.” If I had just been in a car accident and the first person I saw was Tom Cruise, I would have a hard time deciding between road flares or holy water.

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