Hollywood actor Adam Sandler praises Ipswich after helpful strangers change his flat tyre – were you one of them?

Adam Sander. Photo: Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP

Adam Sander. Photo: Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press via AP - Credit: AP

It can happen to anyone – driving along, you suddenly realise your car has a flat tyre.

But one visitor to Ipswich who had just this problem to deal with – in a rented car, no less – has praised the friendly locals who stopped to help him out.

Hollywood actor Adam Sandler said in a radio interview recently he was driving out of Ipswich (in England, not the Massachusetts, South Dakota or Wisconsin versions) when he realised his vehicle had a flat.

And much to his surprise the comedian, who has appeared in films such as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates, said several people stopped to lend him a hand.

“I pulled over to the side of the road and we were about to call the car company but then just a minute or two later there were two, maybe three cars that pulled over behind us and offered to put the spare on,” he said.

“So I let them. I mean, I was just so impressed that people could be that friendly to pull over so quickly and offer to help a complete stranger.

“You have to understand that this is something that would’ve never happened in LA.”

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He also said the helpful strangers did not know who he was before stopping to give him a hand, adding: “It’s nice to know that there are still places like this in the world.”

Were you one of the drivers who pulled over to give Sandler a hand?