Shaquille O'Neal was photographed in a touching moment between him and a family of five who was involved in a nearly fatal car crash. Shaken by the Thanksgiving crash, the family received warm hugs from the former NBA star during their traumatic experience.
When the NBA legend was on the way to an outreach program to give out turkeys in Florida during Thanksgiving, he and some members of the Broward County Sherrif's Office witnessed a head-on collision between two cars. At that point, there was no hesitation for him to rush to their side and help the family.
After the cops tried to handle the situation and after Shaq spent some time comforting the children involved in the crash, they went on to hand out turkeys as previously planned.
According to TMZ, Shaq was recently named "auxiliary deputy" for the Broward Sheriff Office, and this entailed working on the weekends and holidays if you are new. However, the basketball star has always been known to give back to others even on holidays, so this could've easily been an act of kindness from him. After all, he does his "Shaq-A-Clause" giveaway annually, and it's said to be much bigger this year.
Ex-NBA superstars have a knack for giving back to their communities, and this could probably because during and after their tremendous careers, their communities continue to provide them with the support they need. After everything, it is their turn to give back to them, especially since they have the power and capacity to do so.
Prior to Thanksgiving, the legend himself, Michael Jordan, was spotted handing out meals and visiting a local Boys & Girls Club in his hometown of North Carolina. This comes after he donated $2 million dollars to the Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, in hopes of helping his community in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Just like Shaq who continues to give back in any way he can, Michael assured everyone that he, too, will be doing the same.