“Dude Grabbed the Guy From His Head”: Fans Call 6′8″ Strongman “Gentle Giant” as He Makes 5′2″ Mr. Olympia Champion Look Like a Toddler

Published 09/11/2023, 7:51 AM EDT

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The fitness world acts as a foundation for both strongmen and bodybuilders. When both of those share the stage, the audience is bound to stay stunned for long. Brian Shaw, the famous strong man with several records under his name, is usually considered a gentle soul. With his new little gesture, he wins more hearts.

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Shaun Clarida, the 5’2 fierce bodybuilder has won Mr. Olympia 212 twice, in 2020 and again in 2022. The beast never lets his reputation have any effects due to his relatively small height compared to others. Instead, he proves to the world that height is hardly a factor when one wishes to succeed.

Shaun Clarida gets a sweet gesture from the Strongman Brian Shaw

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In a recent YouTube short posted by @Karl.FitnessTV, a delightfully pleasing video surfaced. In the video, Shaun is seen celebrating his win, when Brian joins him. The 2-meter strongman giant makes sharply visible the distinct height difference between Shaun and himself. However, instead of putting on an egotistical air about it, Shaw gently shakes the bodybuilder’s hand and then does something fascinating. He gently rubs Clarida’s head, which enthralls the public.

The video is captioned as, “Patted him on the head like a Puppy??” Although the words might seem triggering, in reality, they only reflect the soft side of the strongman and the bodybuilder. Both of them really took the matter lightly and enjoyed it thoroughly as much as the audience did.

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The fans, after getting to see the incident, swarmed in numbers to the comments section to express their heartfelt emotions about the gesture.

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Fans swoon over Brian’s action

One of the fans comments, “Shaw just cradling his head like a toddler that walked for the first time”. While another points out, “He’s literally the meaning of gentle giant, man doesn’t have a mean bone in his massive body. Hell even his voice is just as gentle as Bob Ross”. Yet another fan declares, “Dude grabbed the guy from his head. Its like telling a kid i got you a toy”. While someone else says, “He stole d show!”. However, all of his fans can agree, “Shaw is a sweety. American giant with the heart of gold”.

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The bodybuilding world is about the transformation of physiques which changes not only the bodybuilder’s looks and aesthetics, but his career and life altogether. In the process of achieving so much in one’s life, many grow quite arrogant. However, the humble nature of Brian Shaw seems to have shocked everyone. What do you think about the heartwarming gesture? Let us know in the comments.

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Pritha Halder

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Pritha Halder is a Bodybuilding and Fitness writer at EssentiallySports. Holding a Bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from one of the oldest multidisciplinary universities in India, Pritha started her career as a content writer for a literary magazine. After reading an article on 'The God of Aesthetics,' A.
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