Bruce Springsteen's motorcycle broke down, so some Jersey bikers helped him out

/ Source: TODAY

It's a great day when stopping to help out a stranger turns into a run-in with one of your heroes.

Three bikers in Freehold, New Jersey, got quite a surprise on Friday when they noticed a broken-down motorcycle on the side of the road. They pulled over to assist their fellow rider ... who turned out to be none other than "The Boss" himself, Bruce Springsteen!

Accidents happen, even when you're "Born to Run."

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The three men were happy to lend a helping hand to his "Hungry Heart." Unable to start the bike, they helped Springsteen call for assistance before offering him a ride to a nearby restaurant. There, the crew enjoyed a beer together until Springsteen's ride home arrived.

A post on the Freehold American Legion — Monmouth Post 54 Facebook page detailed the whole event. According to the post, one of the men, Dan Barkalow, who along with one of the other bikers is a member of Post 54 Legion Riders, said Bruce was a very down-to-earth, regular guy who fit right in with his fellow Freehold boys.

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The men declined to speak with TODAY. "These are good guys who helped someone without knowing who it was at first," said a rep for the Freehold American Legion. "It was a story that I posted to our Facebook page, that I thought would interest our members ... they do not want any more publicity."

We applaud their humble help for a man "on fire"!

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