NBA legend Shaq surprises ‘young hardworking boy’ by paying for his engagement ring at an Atlanta jewelry store when he heard he put it on a layaway
- The generous moment Shaq hands over his credit card to a Zale store clerk to purchase the ring was posted on Instagram on Tuesday.
- Shaq said he was shopping for earrings at the Atlanta jewelry store when he heard the stranger ask to make a payment to impose the ring
- Shaq did not disclose the engagement ring’s price tag, but said the amount was not much for him
- The basketball star said he likes to do random acts of kindness when he can
The moment NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal surprised a young man by paying for his engagement ring in an Atlanta jewelry store was captured on camera.
The generous moment when Shaq hands over his credit card to a Zale store clerk to purchase the ring was posted on Instagram on a fan page on Tuesday and quickly went viral. It is not clear who filmed the clip.
In the Instagram post, Shaq can be seen shaking hands with the stranger and patting him on the back while paying the cost for the ring.
After it was posted, Shaq addressed the clip on TNT on Tuesday, saying that he happened to be shopping for earrings at the Atlanta jewelry store when he heard the stranger, whom he described as a “ young boy, hardworking man, ” ask for make a layoff payment on the ring when he decided to intervene.
So I said, Tell your girlfriend I got it. I will ensure.”
Shaq did not disclose the price tag, but said the amount was not much for him.
Shaq poses with a lucky stranger whose engagement ring he helped pay for at a jewelry store in Atlanta
The moment Shaq hands over his credit card to a store clerk at an Atlanta Zale’s was posted on Instagram
According to Shaq, the stranger initially resisted but said not to worry, he does it all the time.
“I’m just trying to make people laugh, that’s all,” he said.
After the purchase, Shaq posed to shake hands with the happy stranger.
Shaq said he didn’t expect the moment to go viral.
The basketball star said he likes to do random acts of kindness when he can, and talked about recently helping a mother with an autistic daughter in a furniture store.
Shaq explained the viral moment, saying he likes doing a good deed every time he leaves home