Shaquille O'Neal isn't just tall and talented. He also has a big heart like that. He proved it again in an Atlanta jewelry store. As he entered the store, probably to buy some men's jewelry, an eavesdropper allowed him to learn that a young man was having difficulty buying an engagement ring . Without hesitation, he then offered to pay for the purchase of the ring with his own credit card. Unrequited, like a true good Samaritan.
Shaquille O'Neal's daily mission? Make someone smile, even with a ring
Shaquille O'Neal made a new person smile this week. The former NBA superstar caught a McDonough resident in a jewelry store on Monday buying a ring to propose to his girlfriend .
This event, which will go down in history, was immortalized by a friend of the Shaq. This is what Chaz Cherry, an employee of the Zales jewelry store in McDonough (suburban Atlanta), told local media 11Alive.
Cherry also enthusiastically recounted the kind gesture of the former NBA star, now a commentator, in the comments to the story video post on Instagram, which spread like wildfire.
“He told me his budget and he chose 2 rings that were within his financial means. The only problem was that the promotion that allowed these rings to be in his budget ended that day. The next day, they would still exceed his purchasing power,” said Cherry.
As the customer was exiting to make a phone call, the Shaq walked into the store, Cherry said.
“When the customer came back, he asked me if he could put down a deposit to lock in the promotional price of the ring,” Cherry said.
Don't worry, I'll take care of it...
Shaq heard the client's request. He then asked her what the price of the ring was. After hearing the response, he handed her his credit card and said, "don't worry, I'll take care of it," Cherry told 11Alive.
During a recent edition of NBA on TNT, O'Neal, who is part of the analyst team, went back to the depths of the story of a now viral episode:
“I want to make people happy, so every time I go out I try to do a good deed, every day. He was a young man trying to pay for his engagement ring. I said, 'You know what… tell your girlfriend it's okay, I'll take care of it,' O'Neal said. 'At first he didn't want to accept. I said don't worry. I do it all the time. I just try to make people smile. That's all.' »
The photo of the unidentified man has since been circulating online, with many anonymous hailing this humane moment.