- A social media user shared his heartwarming encounter with Shaquille O’Neal
- Patrick Martin said he came up to Shaq to extend his condolences for the passing of his sister and former teammate Kobe Bryant
- Shaq appreciated his deed and bought a laptop for him
A man took to social media to share his heartwarming encounter with NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal.
Patrick Martin said he went to Best Buy in McDonough, Georgia to look for a laptop when he saw Shaq. Martin came up to him to extend his condolences for the p
assing of Shaq’s former teammate Kobe Bryant, who, along with his daughter Gianna and seven others, perished in a helicopter crash.
Martin also did not forget to offer his condolences for the legend’s sister Ayesha Harrison Jex who succumbed to her battle with canc
er last year.
“We gave our condolences for his sister and Kobe. We walked off then Shaq came to us and said, ‘I like y’all so get the nicest one in here and I will pay for it,” Martin narrated on his post. His experience has been shared 23,000 times and has gained 24,000 reactions as of this writing.
Good News Network also shared that this is not the only kindness that melted the heart of Shaq’s fans. While he was thinking twice about pushing through with his Super Bowl party, he decided to give it a go and donated the proceeds to the families of those who peri
shed with Kobe and Gianna in the helicopter crash.
“Been going back and forth the past couple of days on if I should even have my event in Miami this weekend. Part of me wanted to stay to myself as I reflect what my brother and his family mean to me and my family. But in thinking what would Kobe want, what would he do? Kobe would want us to push through and celebrate life. So let’s do just that,” Shaq said on his Instagram post.
“I’ll be dedicating and donating all my proceeds from Friday night’s Fun House to all the families who lost loved ones and to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation. Together, we will celebrate all those who lost their lives in [the] tragedy. RIP my brother, my friend and my homie, The Black Mamba. Until we meet again.”