Shaquille O'Neal stops to help driver stranded on the side of the road

Chris Cwik

Shaquille O’Neal did a good thing for a family that needed help. After witnessing a car stranded on the side of the road, O’Neal pulled over, made sure the family was OK and stayed with them until sheriffs arrived.

No, really. That happened. There’s video of O’Neal at the scene.

The footage — which was captured via a Alachua County Sheriff dashcam — shows an officer briefly chatting with O’Neal. The officer thanks O’Neal for stopping to make sure everyone was OK. The officer asks if everyone was alright, and a woman responds that a tire blew out. The video ends with O’Neal still standing near the car as officers speak with the woman. The incident happened on I-75 in Florida. O’Neal lives near Orlando.

O’Neal, 48, isn’t the first athlete to help a stranded motorist. In 2019, Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard pulled over to help a woman change her tire on Easter.

It appears everyone involved in the I-75 incident is OK, which is great. On top of that, they now have an entertaining Shaq story to share with their friends.

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