CHEIKHOU KOUYATE has showed his big heart by handing out cash to stunned car washers.
The West Ham midfielder was not even having his vehicle cleaned but decided to give them the unexpected bonus in an impromptu act of charity.
Kouyate stopped in Romford town centre, near to the Hammers’ training ground to visit the shops earlier this season.
The Senegalese star, 27, saw the group as he parked but declined an offer to have his motor valeted for £20.
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He then stopped at a cash machine, withdrew £250 and handed it to the gobsmacked men to share.
Devout Muslim Kouyate said: “I just suddenly thought to myself that I am a very lucky guy, I get paid well to do the thing I love, to play football.
“Those men were working very hard and are maybe not as fortunate as me. Something inside just made me do it.
“It’s not a big thing. But we are very lucky as footballers. We can’t solve all the problems but hopefully it has helped them.”
Kouyate signed a new deal with West Ham last season and has always hid his big heart behind fearsome performances and an uncompromising attitude for his club.
He has put West Ham first this season by delaying much-needed surgery on a wrist injury until the team was safe from relegation.
He was hurt when delirious fans bundled him over celebrating a goal for Senegal at the African Cup of Nations in January.