Do you remember what you did with your very first paycheck? Pavin Smith will probably never forget what he did with his.
The 21-year-old was the seventh overall draft pick in this year’s baseball draft. He signed to the Arizona Diamondbacks and was given a hefty $5 million bonus.
Instead of dropping that money on a new house, a fancy car, or a ton of champagne, Pavin decided to do something a little more selfless: pay off his parents’ entire mortgage!
The first baseman penned a heartfelt letter to his parents explaining that their Christmas present was the mortgage payment. Then, he sat them down and filmed their reaction to reading it.
Pavin wrote: “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.”
Despite the magnitude of this present, Pavin says it doesn’t even begin to make up for all that his parents have given him. I have to say I agree — if I could pay off my parents’ mortgage, I’m sure I would.
This is going to be one hard Christmas gift to follow! I have to wonder what Pavin will do for his family next year.
Check out the video below to see the moment Pavin’s mom and dad realize what he’s done, and please SHARE this heartwarming video on Facebook!