Shaq Noticed a Family of 11 Was Having Car Trouble – And Did Something Unbelievable
Shaquille O’Neal made good on his promise to do a kind deed every time he leaves the house by giving a family of 11 an unbelievably generous gift.
Shaquille O’Neal, a.k.a. the Big Diesel, a.k.a. Shaq, made a pledge last year. Every time he leaves the house, he would try to do something good.
“I’m into making people happy. Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed,” he said.
A couple of weeks ago, Shaq outdid himself yet again with another unbelievably generous gift (read these kindness quotes for more about what it means to be generous).
Shaq Took a Family of 11 to Dinner and Bought Them 2 New Vehicles
His good deed started off by taking a family with 9 kids out for dinner (got a big family? Read these family sayings). Feeding that many children and parents is undoubtedly going to cost a pretty penny, but that was just the beginning.
Upon learning that the family was growing out of their 12-person van, he took them to a Mercedes dealership and bought them a custom 15-passenger van.
Shaq Then Tipped a Waitress $1000 after He Learned about Her Car Trouble
But that wasn’t the end of it. Shaq also bought them all out for dinner at Rainforest Café and tipped the waitress $1,000 as she was experiencing car trouble. Then, he bought the father a brand new Ford truck because the A/C and heating weren’t working in his old one.
“He also spent time encouraging us and loving on our children and speaking life into our family,” the family wrote. “Somebody wake me up because I must be dreaming.”
Thank you @shaq times a million times!!! You have been such a blessing to us in so many ways.The Collins family
— Overtime (@overtime) February 23, 2022
Shaquille O’Neal Revealed His Parents Inspired Him To Give Back
Speaking with Gary Vaynerchuk on The Gary Vee Audio Experience podcast, Shaq said this urge to give to others came from his parents.
“You know for me, coming from where I come from, my father was a drill sergeant, my mother just was a hard-working woman. Didn’t have a lot. But they taught me the value of giving back. They taught me the value of helping those in need,” Shaq said.
So a huge thank you to Shaq’s parents, but a special thanks to the big man himself for showing us that kindness knows no bounds.
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