Shaquille O'Neal surprises dog attack victim in Georgia

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A 5-year-old dog attack victim in Georgia got the surprise of a lifetime from a former NBA player. (WPVI)

A 5-year-old dog attack victim in Georgia got the surprise of a lifetime from a former NBA player.

Syrai Sanders had just returned home after spending two months recovering from the attack, when Shaquille O'Neal paid her a surprise visit - with a hug, kiss and a special treat. The former NBA star took the family shopping for brand new furniture.

O'Neal has been helping the family since Syrai was attacked by dogs while walking to her school bus stop.

Her classmate did not survive that attack.

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Syrai has a long road ahead, and she said this definitely helped raise her spirits. Shaq said that he just wanted everything to be more comfortable for her when she got home.

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