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'Just trying to make people smile': Shaq pays for stranger's engagement ring

1 week 5 days 13 hours ago Thursday, April 08 2021 Apr 8, 2021 April 08, 2021 1:01 PM April 08, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

LSU basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is going viral for all the right reasons. The former NBA player was captured on video earlier this week paying for a stranger's engagement ring.

O'Neal said he went into Zales jewelry to look for a pair of earrings when he saw a young man come in to make a payment on a ring. The man initially refused the offer, but the star insisted he would take care of the bill.

"At first, he didn't want to take it," O'Neal said in an appearance on NBA on TNT. "He's like, 'I can't do that, sir.' So I said, 'Don't worry about it. I do it all the time.' I'm just trying to make the people smile. That's all."

This isn't the first time O'Neal has offered help to random strangers. Later in the TNT interview, he talked about how he paid for furniture for a mother and her daughter. Last summer he stopped to help people who were in a car accident in Florida.

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