Shaquille O'Neal just surprised a group of NJ doctors and nurses with some Diesel-sized motivation -- FaceTiming an entire ICU unit to praise them for heroic work during the coronavirus.
Here's how it went down ... Brianna Vasquez -- a patient care technician at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville, NJ -- reached out to Shaq via DMs and explained how much her "ICU family" adored the NBA legend for having a big heart.
Vasquez asked Shaq if he'd be down to FaceTime her co-workers to uplift their spirits ... and on Tuesday, he delivered!!!
"I know you guys are working hard, I know you guys are tired," Shaq said in the video. "I just want to say I appreciate all you guys and keep up the good work and please keep being safe."
"I know you guys don't get a lot of appreciation but I appreciate everything you guys do. You guys have a great night and keep saving lives."