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Shaquille O’Neal pays for random man’s engagement ring



  • Shaquille O’Neal has once again shown his generosity, which for him is something he strives to do “every day.”
  • On Tuesday, Shaquille paid off the engagement ring that a young man was checking at a jewelry store.
  • He said that he didn’t mean the story to get out, because he doesn’t do it for that.

Shaquille O’Neal’s random generosity continues. The NBA legend just swiped his card to pay for a young man’s engagement ring!

On Tuesday, Shaquille chanced upon a customer at a Zales store, where he happens to have his own jewelry collection.

“I seen a guy come in — he was just so shy and he was saying, ‘Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?’” Shaquille said during Wednesday’s NBA episode on TNT.

“And I was like, ‘How much is the ring?’” he asked before stepping in and generously paying off the jewelry.

A video posted on Instagram by account user @shaqfu_radio showed the moment Shaquille gave his card to the cashier, shook hands with the grateful customer and gave him a supportive pat on the shoulder.

On NBA’s Wednesday episode on TNT, Shaquille humbly said that he strives to perform acts of kindness “every day,” which means that the engagement ring generosity was something he usually does. But he didn’t mean for it to get out. “I don’t do it for that. I’m just trying to make people smile, that’s all.”

He shared that the other day, while he and his mom went furniture shopping, they saw a lady with a daughter with autism, who was looking to pay for some furniture, and he “just took care of her.”

Shaquille has been known for helping random people who are less financially fortunate. In 2019, he gave a new home for the family of a 12-year-old boy who was paralyzed due to an Atlanta shooting.

In 2020, following the passing of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille’s sister, Shaquille met a fan named Patrick Martin at a Best Buy store in McDonough, Georgia. Patrick gave their condolences to him so Shaq wanted to make their day.


“Me and Mo just went to Best Buy to buy a laptop and we meet Shaq. We gave our condolences for his sister and Kobe. We walked off, then Shaq comes to us and says, ‘I like ya’ll, so get the nicest one in here and I’ll pay for it,’” Patrick shared on a Facebook post that went viral.

“Whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed,” the NBA icon shared on TNT.

Keep on inspiring everyone, Shaq.