Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis gifted a New Orleans family a new car. Pictured: The basketball player attending GQ Celebration of NBA All-Star Weekend 2017 at Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans on Feb. 18, 2017. Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images for GQ

Anthony Davis played a different role than the one he has when he’s on the court this week. The New Orleans Pelicans player apparently turned into Santa for a local family in the Big Easy.

In a video uploaded onto the official NBA Instagram account on Wednesday, Davis is seen carrying out a big surprise for a mother and her two kids. First, the basketball player handed a couple of gifts from the boot of a car to the children. Then when it was time for him to gift the mother, he pulled out a small box and gave it to the matriarch of the family.

The mother was all smiles as she motioned to open her gift, but her facial expressions quickly changed from shocked to overwhelmed. The mother then blurted a couple of “oh my gods” when she realized that what Davis gifted her was the key to their new car. Check out the mother’s priceless reaction below.

The 24-year-old NBA player has since shared the clip for his Twitter followers to see, and he also recognized how amazing it felt when he handed the local family their gifts. “Amazing feeling to be able to share some blessings this #SeasonOfGiving,” he wrote alongside a link to the video.

Davis’ gesture is part of the New Orleans Pelicans’ campaign of spreading holiday cheer to the less fortunate people of the city. Davis and DeMarcus Cousins have also sponsored Target shopping sprees for kids, while the team hosted a holiday party for the local Boys & Girls Club, as per

It’s not just the New Orleans team that’s doing some gift-giving activities this holiday season. Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Los Angeles Ram and the Los Angers Chargers have also been helping out families and kids for the season of giving, according to USA Today.

Meanwhile, Davis has already expressed his excitement over going back to the court after missing four of the last six games due to a left adductor injury. “I feel good. I’ve been getting a lot of treatment for it, I feel good on the court. It’s probably a game-time decision, but I do feel good enough to go tonight,” he was quoted as saying by The Times-Picayune ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.