Russell Westbrook made one generous slam dunk when he brought a single teenage mother to tears after giving her a new car.
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard won a new KIA SUV along with his title of NBA All-Star Game MVP this past February. But Westbrook and the Thunder decided teamed up with Sunbeam Family Services in Oklahoma City to surprise someone in need with the vehicle. That turned out to be Kerstin Gonzalez, a struggling 19-year-old single mother, who was brought to tears by the incredibly kind gesture.
"Are they playing a prank on me or something?" Gonzalez told Thunder NBA. "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."
"There were definitely tears of joy and I could tell some tears of hard work and all the different things she's been through in her life," Westbrook said. "Today was a stepping stone in showing her that everything is going to be alright."
Gonzalez, who has needed to borrow vehicles from family members just to get her and her 4-year-old and 2-year-old sons around, is very relieved to have a new car.
"It's so touching and so amazing knowing that there are people out there willing to help the ones that are in need," Gonzalez said.