Shaquille O’Neal keeps the heartwarming gestures coming with yet another remarkable act of kindness – helping a schoolkid in need this time.
When Shaq went up on the Hall of Fame podium, one of the things he says he takes the most pride in is his ability to give back to the community. Over the years, the big man has proved repeatedly how he’s got a heart made of gold.
Over just the course of this year, the former player has helped multiple people with their financial problems. But it seems helping a man buy an engagement ring, or feeding a homeless man at a McDonald’s isn’t enough to call it a day.
Recently, the Diesel revealed yet another one of his beautiful deeds, and just why he did it. And boy, does it touch your heart.
Shaquille O’Neal reveals his motto and why he chooses to help those in need
The time right now is incredibly difficult for many around the world. Many don’t even know if they will even have food on the table the next day. And even if they do, many just can’t quite afford the many luxuries others may consider as necessities in their life.
One of the many, suffering from these circumstances was a mother, who needed to buy her son a laptop. However, many of the better models today come at a steep price, and the woman just couldn’t afford it.
Just then, Shaq stepped in. And well, we’ll let him explain what he did, in the tweet below.
“My motto lately is it could be worse, and that could be you.”
Shaq says he goes into stores looking for moms to help out. In this moment, he said he saw a mom at the register who couldn’t afford school laptops for her kids. Shaq stepped up and said, “I got you.” 👏❤️ pic.twitter.com/kjynu2GKnH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 22, 2021
That is incredible.
Frankly, a man of Shaquille O’Neal’s stature (in terms of wealth we mean), does not have to do that. He could keep living his comfortable life, having fun on television and talking basketball, and the NBA community would still laugh along with him.
However, it is his motto and humility that make him the admirable person he is today. And it is only those who can adopt his way of thinking, that can make an impact on this darker side of the world.
And we hope his example can inspire others to join him on this quest of upliftment.