As a heartwarming Christmas gesture, a newly signed minor league baseball player used part of his draft bonus to pay off his parents’ mortgage.
In a viral video shared on Twitter, Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Pavin Smith tweeted a video of his parents reacting to a letter he wrote detailing that he wants their home to be officially theirs:
Thank you for everything you have done for me! This doesn’t make up for any of it. Love you both so much. Our home is finally all YOURS. Merry Christmas! pic.twitter.com/h9wog2HfHv— Pavin Smith (@PavinSmith) December 25, 2017
Through tears, his mother read, “Thank you for raising me in a great home filled with love. Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours…”
“You can’t do that!” she exclaimed.
According to ESPN, when Smith signed on with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he received a $5 million bonus. The senior vice president of content and communications for the Diamondbacks also shared the video about Smith’s Christmas gift:
How awesome is this? Our first round pick paid off the mortgage on his parents' home for Christmas. Also, someone is cutting onions in here. https://t.co/eF885CJqfs— Josh Rawitch (@joshrawitch) December 25, 2017
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