When Shaquille O’Neal sets his mind to something, he’s sure to make it happen, both on and off the court.
That includes the following challenge that he decided to give himself: Every single time he leaves his house, he makes sure to do at least one good deed. Countless stories have gone viral of him doing just that, and the latest one may be one of the most generous to date!
He started off by taking a family with nine kids out to eat at Babe’s Chicken. But what started out as a free dinner turned into a trip to a local Mercedes dealership.
The Collins family, who have garnered quite a following on social media, were in need of a new vehicle that could hold their recently expanded family. So, naturally, O’Neal decided to buy them a brand new, 15-passenger van!
“We were outgrowing our 12 passenger van and the air conditioning wasn’t always working the greatest and so this is such an outrageous blessing,” Karissa Collins, the mom wrote on Instagram. “They didn’t have any in stock and so we got to customize and order a van that should be here in July.”
The very next day, O’Neal took that same family out for another meal, this time at the Rainforest CafÃ©. In addition to paying for their meal, he also paid for another table’s meal. Then, after hearing that their waitress’s car broke down that day, he tipped her a life-changing $1,000.
“He also spent time encouraging us and loving on our children and speaking life into our family,” Karissa wrote. “I am completely lost for words.”
To top it all off, O’Neal had one more surprise up his sleeve for the Collins family! When he learned that Karissa’s husband’s truck hasn’t been able to provide air conditioning or heat for a while, he took them to a Ford dealership to get him a brand new one.
“Somebody wake me up because I must be dreaming,” Karissa wrote. “Thank you @shaq times a million times!!! You have been such a blessing to us in so many ways.”
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