Shaq buys a new van for a large family, then tips a struggling waitress $1,000

During a surprise visit with a family of 11, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal performed a series of good deeds. Karissa Collins and her husband are the parents of nine children. Her Instagram account, “The Collins Kids,” has over 350,000 followers.

Karissa explained in a Tuesday post how Shaq surprised her family, took them out to dinner, and bought them much-needed vehicles.

“I have no words right now!!! Today Shaq blessed us like never before. Like literally no words,” she wrote.

Shaq paid us a surprise visit last night. He took the whole family to Babes Chicken for dinner.

It was a lot of fun just hanging out and eating dinner with him.” She went on: “Then there was today!! He began the day by driving us to the Mercedes dealership to purchase a new 15-passenger family van.”

“We were outgrowing our 12-passenger van, and the air conditioning wasn’t always working properly, so this is an incredible blessing.”

“They didn’t have any in stock, so we had to customize and order one, which should arrive in July.” He then took us to dinner at the Rainforest Café, where he paid for another table’s entire meal, oblivious to the fact that they were from out of state and here on a mission.

“And then when he saw my husband‘s truck that has been without air-conditioning and heat for a while he took us to a Ford dealership and blessed us with another truck.”

“He also spent time encouraging us and loving on our children and speaking life into our family. I am completely lost for words. Somebody wake me up because I must be dreaming.”

 “Thank you Shaq times a million times!!! You have been such a blessing to us in so many ways.” 

 Shaq later commented on the post with “Family is everything.”