Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook (left) and 19-year-old Kerstin Gonzales, a single mother of two.
In February, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the NBA’s All-Star game, in which he received a brand new Kia Sorento car. Westbrook decided to make a difference off the court and give the car away to somebody else that needed it more.
Westbrook, along with the Sunbeam Family Services, surprised 19-year-old Kerstin Gonzales, a single mother of two who lives in Oklahoma City, with the keys to the new Kia Sorento.
As Westbrook handed the keys to Gonzalez he said, “As a part of my foundation, I would like to help you and provide you with transportation to college with a brand new car.”
Gonzalez immediately broke down in tears in front of her kids, overwhelmed with joy.
The young mother became pregnant at 14, but is set to graduate with her high school diploma this year. “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 in the video recording of her receiving her car.
Westbrook is going to also pay for her registration and insurance for the first year. “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 in the video. “Today was a stepping stone in showing her that everything is going to be alright.”