Without a doubt, Shaquille O’Neal has led a terrific life. The basketball star not only made a lot of money while playing in the NBA, but he also made wise financial decisions.
He is still receiving what he has labored for today.
One of the wealthiest athletes in the world is Shaq, 49. Although he spends a lot of money on himself and his family, he also makes a point of giving to others. In reality, he has a reputation for kindness, and numerous instances of his good deeds have gone viral.
Shaq committed to doing at least one nice deed each time he left the house. It appears that he has been keeping his word.
Shaq recently helped a Texas family of 11 known as “The Collins Kids” on Instagram. This was his most recent deed of charity.
On February 23, the family’s mother, Karissa, wrote on Instagram about how Shaq had assisted them.
The sportsman surprised the family with a visit last month and treated them to dinner at Babe’s Chicken.
Karissa, 36, posted on Facebook and Instagram that it was “so fun to just hang out and eat dinner with him.”
Shaq, though, didn’t want it to stop with a straightforward meal. He took the family to a Mercedes-Benz dealership the following day, where he bought them a brand-new 15-person van.
This is such a wonderful blessing, said Karissa, who is expecting a second child. “He didn’t even know we were getting too big for our 12-passenger van, and the air conditioning wasn’t always the best,” she said. We had to order and personalize one because they didn’t have any in stock. July should see its arrival.
Mandrae Collins, Facebook Karissa’s husband, works as a manager at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Fort Worth. He was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters in the past.
Shaq took them to dinner at the Rainforest Café after that, but since he didn’t realize they were out-of-state missionaries, he paid for another table’s entire meal.
The basketball player handed his server a generous $1,000 tip after learning that her car had broken down that day.
Mandrae, a 38-year-old truck owner, has been operating his vehicle without heat or air conditioning for some time. Shaq was unaware of this, but as soon as he spotted the automobile, he drove the family to a Ford dealership where the father purchased a brand-new truck.
More than simply meals and pricey presents were given to Shaq’s family. Additionally, he offered them things that were not consumable.
He also took the time to love on us, encourage us, and speak life into our family, according to Karissa. “I don’t know what to say,” I said.
Karissa, a writer and proprietor of Rooted in Christ Boutique, responded that she met Shaq on Instagram when a Facebook fan inquired about how she knew him.
Karissa described how Shaq met them in a post from January 12 that was archived online.
A few months ago, she recalled, “he messaged me on Instagram and sent a video to my kids telling them how much he liked seeing them and how they could call him Uncle Shaq.
Karissa agreed when Shaq said he would like to visit them sometime.
“Of course, we’d love to spend out with him and get to know him.My kids enjoy seeing him in all of his commercials and films, and I used to watch him play baseball when I was a youngster, she added.
Shaq visited Karissa to wish her a happy birthday while he was in town. She described the once-in-a-lifetime experience as “surreal”.
“He walked in and played Watch Your Mouth with the youngsters. He showed us so much love, Karissa said. “He loved on them, encouraged us as parents, entertained them, took photographs with them, gave them gifts, and just showed us so much love.
Anthym and Anchor, Karissa’s two small children, are reportedly apprehensive of strangers. However, they quickly warmed to Shaq and begged him to hold them.
We should all try to emulate Shaq’s efforts to give back to his community in our own modest ways.