Shaquille O'Neal covered the restaurant checks for over 40 tables in a surprise act of kindness.
Although he's been off the basketball court for over a decade, the prospect of going one-on-one with Shaq would probably still be intimidating. Indeed, his large stature cuts such an imposing figure that zookeepers have confirmed his presence is known to scare gorillas.
But over the years, he's shown with multiple acts that looks can be deceiving. And judging by the way he encouraged healthcare workers as the pandemic first emerged and paid for a stranger's engagement ring, he likes to turn his generous acts into a surprise.
And while it sounded as though he would have preferred not to make a big deal out of the most recent example of his giving spirit, it's clear that it was a big deal to the ones lucky enough to receive the spoils.