They say it pays to be in the right place at the right time. No one knows that better than an unsuspecting man who ventured into an Atlanta-area Zales jewelry store on Tuesday.
As the man was preparing to purchase the engagement ring, a 7’1 customer took note and paid for the ring. That vertically gifted customer was NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal.
The “Big Aristotle” gave a re-cap of the heartwarming moment during the NBA on TNT postgame show.
“I went in there to get some loop earrings, and I seen the guy, and he was just so shy, and he was saying [to the cashier], ‘Hey, how much do I owe to pay off the ring?’ I said, ‘My man, how much is the ring?’”
O’Neal said that paying off the ring is an example of the acts of kindness he tries to do every day.