LeBron James, a basketball legend headed for the NBA Hall of Fame, has become a hero to people of African descent. His treatment of the women in his life is a topic of pride and admiration amongst his fans.
On her 54th birthday, the superstar athlete surprised his mother Gloria with a fancy set of wheels. The gift was a luxurious white Mercedes-Benz G-Class SUV, also known as a “G-Wagon.” It was the perfect present for her.
On Instagram, Gloria, LeBron James’ mother, expressed her gratitude for her son’s early birthday gift and his constant efforts to improve her well-being. LeBron had surprised her with birthday balloons in the backseat of the car, showing appreciation for his mother who raised him alone at just 16 years old. LeBron’s difficult childhood has likely influenced his desire to positively impact those around him, as seen through his establishment of the LeBron James Family Foundation, which focuses on improving education for children in Akron, Ohio. The foundation includes a public school and transitional housing facility. Despite his public persona, LeBron still believes in the importance of taking care of loved ones, as shown by his kind gestures towards his mother. We can all learn from his example of cherishing and supporting family.