While some of us were busy binging Muppets Christmas Carol and eating an ungodly amount of mince pies and cheese, some celebrities were out there doing random acts of kindness — or "random acts of Shaqness", as this one is apparently called.
Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, also known as simply "Shaq", or more festively, "Shaq-A-Claus", recently acquired 1,000 Nintendo Switches from his "friend from Nintendo", as well as 1,000 PS5s (presumably not from the same friend). He spoke to Gary Vaynerchuck on The Gary Vee Audio Experience podcast about his Santa-like activities, which he does every year:
"[My family] didn't have a lot, but they taught me the value of giving back to those in need...15 to 20 million kids wake up on Christmas Day and not receive one gift. I felt that one time. I don't ever want a kid to feel like that."
He took these gifts, and a few bikes from Walmart, to an elementary school in Georgia, where the children were ecstatic to see him and to receive unexpected gifts:
On Shaq's 2021 tour, he also visited schools in Las Vegas, where the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation provided toys, laptops, and lunch for even more children, as well as opening a brand-new basketball court where kids can try on Shaq's shoes for size.
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