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About 100 kids at Wesley Lakes Elementary school in McDonough (Georgia) got a first-hand chance to meet former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal and pick up some new sneakers, reports WSB-TV.

The Shaquille O’Neal Foundation, Reebok and Soles4Souls teamed up for the celebration last weekend. It’s part of their mission to distribute 500 new pairs of shoes to kids in need in Henry County by the end of the summer.

The former NBA superstar and current NBA analyst were there himself for the celebration as he was kind of hard to miss. O’Neal helped the kids celebrate making it through a pandemic-challenged year that they may never experience again.

“It’s all about the kids. The two things that really hurt me this year were seeing people out of work and I hate seeing kids without what they need,” O’Neal said.