Shaquille O’Neal Pays for Random Stranger’s Engagement Ring {WATCH}

Shaquille O’Neal stepped in to pay for a man’s engagement ring at a Georgia jewelry store.

In the video shared on Instagram, Shaq witnessed a young man inquiring about putting an engagement ring on layaway so he stepped in to pay the full amount.

After the video went viral, Shaq talked about it on TNT on Tuesday night.

“You know what happened yesterday? I was in Zales looking for some loop earrings… and I saw a guy come in. He was so shy… and he was asking “How much do I owe?” Shaq said. “So I asked them, how much is the ring?”

“I’m just trying to make people smile… that’s all,” Shaq said.

He continued, “I didn’t mean for that to get out because I don’t do it for that. The guy just came in, he was a young kid, hard-working guy and was saying, ‘Hey I can come back in the next month, and the next month’ like layaway, he puts the money down. So I said, ‘Tell your girlfriend I got it. I’ll take care of it.’ At first, he didn’t want to take it and said ‘I can’t do that’ so I said ‘Don’t worry about it, I do it all the time.’ I’m just trying to make people smile, that’s all.”

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