What a great example of a celebrity that loves to help others.
Some celebrities stick out in our minds for their kindness and generosity toward others.
It is not a secret that Shaq O’Neal is one of the most generous people out there. He often helps those in need, and many videos are available of him paying for stuff that someone can’t afford. He’s a real blessing to have around.
The other day, Shaq did a miracle again. He made it easier for a family of eleven to move around the city, but he didn’t stop there.
Family of 11
The Collins Kids is a popular Instagram account with more than 350k followers, run by Karissa.
Karissa is a young mother of nine, and she often makes posts about family life. The former NBA star has been communicating with them on Instagram and, at the beginning of the year, he even visited them in their home.
“He came in and played “Watch ya mouth” with the kids, loved on them, encouraged them, entertained them, took pics with them, gave them gifts, encouraged us as parents, and just showed us so much love,” Karissa wrote in a January post.
The family wasn’t ready for his visit
And, although the family might have thought that it was over, it wasn’t! Shaq was planning on surprising them very very soon.
A few days ago, O’Neal reached out to them again and they arranged to go out to dinner together.
“Last night we had a surprise visit from Shaq. He took us to dinner as a family at babes chicken. It was so much fun to just hang out and eat dinner with him.”
Still, this was not the end of the surprises he had for this large family.
The next day, the former basketball star took them to the local Mercedes dealership and ordered a brand new custom 15-passenger van, which will arrive in July.
The kids love him
The family was shocked by the man’s generosity and kindness, and the kids couldn’t stop hugging him.
Is that all? Of course not!
The family, along with Shaq, went out to dinner again, and the man just couldn’t stop spreading happiness to those around him.
“He then took us to dinner at rainforest café where he paid for another [table’s] entire meal not knowing that they were from out of state and here on missions. And then he tipped our waitress $1000 after her car broke down today,” the mother revealed.
But his generosity didn’t even stop there. When he found out that the father of 9 had a truck whose air conditioning and heat hadn’t been working properly for some time, he had another awesome idea.
He took them to the Ford dealership and bought a new truck for the man.
The family really couldn’t feel more blessed and happy.
Besides the money that Shaq spent on them, however, the most important thing is that he spent quality time with the family, talking to them and sharing thoughts of wisdom with the young kids.
“He also spent time encouraging us and loving on our children and speaking life into our family,” Karissa wrote.
He may be a celebrity but at the end of the day, he’s a kind individual going above and beyond for others.