Christmas is always a fun time for social media, especially for baseball players as they show off their human side with their amazing gifts. This year a Diamondbacks prospect definitely takes home the prize for the best gift of all, as he paid off his parent's mortgage with his first professional contract.
His name is Pavin Smith, a 21-year-old first baseman who played college ball for the Cavaliers of the University of Virginia, who was selected 7th overall in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Smith agreed to sign with the D-Backs after agreeing to a bonus of a little over $5 million dollars, money he put to good use on Christmas day.
The slugger posted a video of his mother and father reading a letter he had given them for Christmas and the message was the following:
“Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours."
Pavin paid their full mortgage and their reaction was priceless, as his mom struggled to keep reading and his dad struggled to keep a straight face.
Here is the video:
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!
It was an absolutely beautiful moment that would make anybody tear up.
The video now has over 800 thousand views on Twitter and has been retweeted more than 4 thousand times and liked over 20 thousand times.
Here are some of the comments of the amazing gift Smith gave his parents:
Pavin, well done. Keep doing great things. Merry Christmas to you and your family!— Brian O'Connor (@UVACoachOConnor) 26 de diciembre de 2017
Good heavens I'm bawling ��— Fay⚡️⚡️ (@BoltsFan92) 25 de diciembre de 2017
Your parents did a damn good job, young man. May you be repaid a million times over for your good heart.— Red (@Redpainter1) 26 de diciembre de 2017
Smith began his pro career with the Class A Hillsboro (Or.) Hops and could be future star in the Big Leagues, he certainly deserves it.