Sport Shaquille O'Neal helps man pay for engagement ring at Atlanta jewelry store
Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal pays off engagement ring for random man at jewelry store
Shaquille O'Neal has been known to perform random acts of kindness. On Tuesday, he spoke about helping a man buy an engagement ring.During a segment on NBA on TNT, in which O'Neal serves as an analyst, he spoke about how he paid off the price of an engagement ring for a man who was shopping at a jewelry store after a video of the moment went viral.
Shaquille O'Neal made a lucky fan's day. In a video posted to Instagram, the Hall of Fame big man was spotted at a jewelry store in Atlanta giving his credit card to man paying for an engagement ring.
The video itself is short, but reveals the entirety of the story as the NBA legend covers the bill and shakes the hand of the man wanting to get the ring.
O'Neal then explained some further details on "Inside the NBA" during a segment about the context surrounding the video itself.
"I'm just trying to make people smile... That's all."helped a young man out at a local jewelry store by paying for his engagement ring.
Shaquille O'Neal on paying for stranger's engagement ring: 'I'm just trying to make people smile'
A video recently surfaced showing the Hall of Fame center footing the bill for a stranger's engagement ring at an Atlanta-area jewelry store.A video recently surfaced showing the Hall of Fame center footing the bill for a stranger's engagement ring at an Atlanta-area Zales jewelry store. As he explained during Tuesday's edition of the "NBA on TNT," O'Neal saw a man discussing payment options for the ring and decided to jump into the conversation.— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT)
"This happened yesterday," O'Neal said. "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. 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."
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