What did you do with your first paycheck? It probably paid your bills or rent or, if you’re lucky, bought you some champagne! But 21-year-old Pavin Smith used his to pay off a mortgage. His parents’ mortgage.
You see, Pavin Smith didn’t get any ordinary job. He was the seventh overall draft pick in this year’s baseball draft. That amazing feat earned him a nifty $5 million bonus and a spot playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He wrote them a note explaining what he’d done and gave it to them for Christmas.
“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.”
He paid off their mortgage as thanks for all their help in his life. I must admit, if I could pay off my parents’ mortgage as a thank-you for all their help, I would. It’s just nice to see this young man using his big bonus so altruistically and selflessly.
The only drawback is what he will get them next year! It’s a lot to live up to. I’m sure the first baseman will undoubtedly think of something great.
For now, he is focusing on his play for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It’s an incredible talent for someone at such a young age. However, he is not only talented but also kind and selfless, too. Pavin is truly a well-rounded and talented individual at only 21 years old. We are sure he will have a successful career ahead of him, wherever it goes.
But, his family will always be proud of him too. Proud for his baseball talent, but also proud of being kind and caring. They certainly raised him right.
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