NBA Legends Purchases Engagement Ring for Young Man

NBA great Shaquille O’Neal in a random act of kindness ending up buying an engagement for a young man planning on proposing to his girlfriend while in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

The gesture caught on the jewelry store’s security camera quickly went viral. In the video, Shaq is seen discreetly removing his credit card while the unsuspecting young man is preparing to pay.

The two posed for a photo after.

Describing the interaction during the NBA aftershow on TNT tonight, Shaq said, “I was in Zales looking for some new earrings, and I saw a guy, he was just so shy. He was saying, ‘Hey, how much do I owe to pay off the ring.'”

Shaq described the man as a “young kid, a hardworking guy.”

Initially, the young man was hesitant about taking the ring bought by the NBA legend. To ease the young man’s anxieties the superstar said, “You know what, tell your girlfriend I got it. Take care of her.”

Grateful for Shaq’s generosity, the young man expressed excitement about proposing to the love of his life.

Source: CBS News