Here’s a great moment. Pavin Smith is a 21-year-old first baseman who played college ball at the University of Virginia. The No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 draft, he signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and pocketed a handy $5 million signing bonus. On Christmas Day, he put that bonus to good use:
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
“Because of all the sacrifices you made to get me where I am, I want our family home to be yours,” Smith said in a letter to his parents telling them he’d paid off their mortgage.
Smith began his pro career with the Class A Hillsboro (Or.) Hops. Regardless of where he ends up next, he’s already a huge success.