Shaquille O’Neal paid for an engagement ring a younger man was shopping for in a Georgia Zales jewellery retailer in a beautiful act of kindness.
The present NBA analyst initially visited the shop to buy earrings when he overheard the stranger discussing cost choices for the piece of bijou.
New York Daily News studies O’Neal stepped in, providing to pay for the ring in full.
The heart-warming alternate was caught on video by Chaz Cherry, a pal of Shaq’s who works at Zales, studies 11 Alive. The video was then posted on Instagram.
“He told me his budget and picked out two rings that were within that budget,” Cherry remembered. “The only problem was that the sale to keep it at that price range ended that day and the next day the price was gonna jump back up to a little over his budget.”
The four-time NBA champion additionally mentioned the assembly on Tuesday (April 6) on NBA on TNT: “He was saying, ‘Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?’ And I was like, ‘My man, how much is the ring?’”
After the transaction, the 2 posed for an image, which has since gone viral.
“I’m into making people happy, so whenever I leave the house, I try to do a good deed every day. It was a young guy trying to pay for his engagement ring on layaway. I said, ‘you know what….tell your girlfriend I got, and I’ll take care of it,” stated O’Neal. “At first, he didn’t want to take it. I said, don’t worry about it. I do it all the time. I’m just trying to make people smile. That’s all.”
This is not the primary time the New Jersey native has given again.
According to 11 Alive, O’Neal, additionally known as “Shaq-A-Claus,” gifted over 800 youngsters with presents in 2020 on the Henry County Schools Learning and Support Center.