Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is a really big guy. And Jon Stewart , as he likes to point out, is fairly small. So when Stewart greeted Shaq as a guest on 'The Daily Show' Monday, Shaq couldn't resist turning their handshake into an opportunity to lift Stewart in the air like a child.

After putting him down, Shaq allowed Stewart the chance to return the favor. But Stewart wasn't able to lift the almost 400-pound former center.

Nevertheless, Stewart found the whole experience a positive one.

That was exhilarating. Now I know how my son feels," Stewart joked. "I feel young again."

Who knew getting a lift from Shaq was the key to feeling like a kid again?