From the court to life, Shaq is always making big moves.
Standing at 7'1 and 324 pounds, Shaquille O'Neal is a pretty big dude. However, some people may be surprised to find out that his heart is even bigger than his physique.
On Tuesday, Shaq was at an Atlanta-area jewelry store looking for some hoop earrings but ended up buying an engagement ring. The ring wasn't for himself though–the former Lakers basketball player noticed another man buying the ring on layaway and decided to cover the cost for him.
The kind gesture was caught on camera and the video went viral as viewers watched Shaq very slyly pull out his card and pay for the man's ring. The two shook hands in the video and later posed for a life-changing photo.
"This happened yesterday," O'Neal said on NBA on TNT. "So I was in Zales, looking for some loop earrings and I seen the guy come in and he was just so shy and he was saying, 'Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?' So I said, 'My man, how much is the ring?' I'm not going to say the amount, but it's not much for me."
"I didn't mean for that to get out because I don't do it for that," O'Neal continued. "The guy just came in, he was a young kid, hard-working guy and was saying, 'Hey I can come back in the next month, and the next month' like layaway, he puts the money down. So I said, 'Tell your girlfriend I got it. I'll take care of it.' At first, he didn't want to take it and said 'I can't do that' so I said 'Don't worry about it, I do it all the time.' I'm just trying to make people smile, that's all."
As a 15-time All-Star and basketball player for 19 NBA seasons, O'Neal is one of the most recognizable sports icons in the world. However, his popularity has not stopped him from helping out random people that he meets in his everyday life. "This is something that I do every day," the former Laker said. The other day, me and my mom went furniture shopping and this lady, she had an autistic daughter and she was also looking to pay for some furniture. I just took care of it. I'm into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed."
Many people have joked around on social media stating that Shaq has completed the game of life and is now working on the side missions. However, an overwhelming number of people that watched the video of the amazing deed are saying that the world simply needs more Shaquille O'Neals.
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