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Shaq surprises young man by paying for his engagement ring

Shaquille O'Neal surprised a young man by paying for his engagement ring.

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Shaquille O'Neal surprised a young man by paying for his engagement ring.

O'Neal said he was visiting a jewelry store in Georgia looking for earrings when the young man came into the store.

"I went in there to get some earrings, and I see the guy come in — he was just so shy — and he was saying, 'Hey, how much do I owe to pay off my ring?' And I was like, 'My man, how much is the ring?' And, I'm not going to say the amount, but this is something I do every day ... I'm into making people happy, so whenever I leave the house, I just try to do a good deed," O'Neal said Tuesday on TNT's coverage of the NBA.

O'Neal said the young man was talking about layaway options to pay for his ring.

"I didn't mean for it to get out because I don't do it for that, but the guy just came in, he was a young kid, hardworking guy," O'Neal said. "At first he didn't want to take it — 'Nah, I can't do it' — I said, 'Don't worry about it, I do it all the time.' I'm just trying to make people smile, that's all."