Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has been widely praised on social media after a story emerged of him helping an elderly dementia sufferer.

According to a post on Twitter, Foster came to the aid of the man, who was a Hornets' season ticket holder, who decided to walk the ten miles home after the Crystal Palace match last month when his car would not work.

The 80-year-old, who suffers from dementia, reportedly fell into a ditch by a dual carriageway where Foster found him, picked him up and took him home to clean him up.

The shot-stopper is then believed to have invited the man round for Christmas and also offered to pay for his season ticket for next year.


The story has been shared over 2,000 times on Twitter.