Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook is having a career year but his biggest moves and best plays are happening off the court. After winning a brand new KIA after being named the 2015 NBA all-star game MVP, Westbrook surprised a single mother in Oklahoma City by giving her the car.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 6, 2015
According to The Huffington Post,
Instead, Westbrook reportedly surprised a single mom named Kerstin Gonzalez with the car on Monday. It was a moving moment for both of them.
Gonzalez has two sons, ages 4 and 6, and receives assistance from Sunbeam Family Services, an Oklahoma City-based social services organization. According to the Thunder, her car had not been in good shape and she’d been borrowing vehicles from family and friends to get to work and school.
When Westbrook surprised Gonzalez with the keys to his car, the young mom said she initially thought it was all “a prank.”
“[But] when he showed me the keys, I was like ‘this is real.’ That’s when I started to cry because it’s been such a hard time,” Gonzalez said, per a Thunder blog post.
The NBA star decided to give the car to Gonzalez to honor “all the hard work” she had done to “to keep her family together.”
Talk about being a stand up guy. It’s one thing to receive blessings in life, its another to be someone’s blessing. Very dope move by Russell Westbrook. Now his only task is finding a way to lead his Thunder team to the NBA postseason. Stay tuned to HHS1987 for all your sports news.
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