Russell Westbrook makes a 13-year-old quadriplegic's Christmas dream come true

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NBA fans know Russell Westbrook is a unique superstar on the basketball court. But his gesture this holiday season proves how valuable he is off the floor as well.

Westbrook had been made aware that a 13-year-old quadriplegic boy named Janneh had one wish this Christmas: to meet his NBA hero. And on Monday, on a day off for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the point guard made that dream come true.

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Just before his 13th birthday, Janneh was shot in a drive-by shooting while riding his bike outside his dad's snow cone stand.



According to the official Instagram account for The Children's Center of Oklahoma City, Westbrook showed up unannounced to surprise Janneh and hang out for a bit, leaving the boy speechless.

The Children's Center thanked KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City as well as Serve Moore -- an organization that spends time "connecting people who need help with people who can give help."



Serve Moore has launched the #BringJannehHome campaign, which is striving to bring Oklahomans together to make his home handicap accessible.

While the boy has a long road ahead to recovery, Westbrook's heartwarming act is exactly the kind of gift that changes lives -- and is certainly something Janneh will never forget.

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