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‘I’m just trying to make people smile’

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NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal played 15 All-Star games and has more awards than we can list. After retiring from the game, Shaq dressed up as a high-profile sportscaster, but has long earned an MVP reputation in another field: random acts of kindness.

As fast with a spontaneous and spontaneous gesture as he did with a dunk on the court, from stopping to help a motorist in distress after an accident on the freeway, to buy a wheelchair accessible home For the family of a young boy who had been paralyzed by a stray bullet, Shaq has been constantly building a new winning reputation using a strategy whose sole goal is to make other people happy.

Last week, the 7’1 ”behemoth scored once more, this time crushing the layaway balance on an engagement ring for a young man who passed him while shopping for jewelry.

When Shaq heard the future boyfriend ask how much money he still owed, he stole the ball and, in a quick rotation, put the ring on his credit card.

“The guy just walked in; he was a young, hardworking kid, “O’Neal said during an NBA taping on TNT. [“I told him], ‘You know what? Tell your girlfriend I have it. Take care of her. ‘”

At first hesitating to accept the generous gesture, the young man almost declined the offer, but Shaq calmly convinced him: “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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It’s almost impossible for someone as recognizable as Shaq to do his good deeds incognito, but as those who know him will tell you, he doesn’t do it to gain recognition. “I like to make people happy,” he explained on TNT. “Whenever I leave the house, I try to do a good deed.”

As a player, O’Neal once said: “Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do. ”Certainly, that’s a philosophy that he has carried over into his post-game career.

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He has also been quoted as saying, “Me shooting 40% at the foul line is God’s way of saying that no one is perfect.” While that might have been true on a basketball court, whoever sets out to break O’Neal’s impressive record as a Good Samaritan will have to fill in some rather large shoes (such as a size 23).

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