Get some tissues ready. Former Virginia baseball star Pavin Smith got his parents Tim and Pamela the most amazing Christmas gift this year.
As a thank you for giving him a loving home and an childhood he has been extraordinarily grateful for, he went above and beyond. Check it out:
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
Yep, he paid off the rest of his parents’ mortgage.
BRB, weeping real quick.
Smith went seventh overall in the 2017 draft, signing a contract worth $5,016,300 (per ESPN) with the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a first year, he was instrumental in Virginia’s 2015 College World Series championship, going 2-for-3 in the title game and driving in three of Virginia’s four runs.
For his career at Virginia, Smith hit 28 home runs (good for sixth in school history), batted .325, 134 runs, 236 hits, and 178 RBIs. His final season at UVA, Pavin amassed a single-season record 77-RBIs.
He has been playing with the Hillsboro Hops, Arizona’s single A team outside of Portland, Oregon. Smith played in 51 games for the Hops this season, averaging a .318 batting average, .415 slugging average, and a .816 OPS to go with 34 runs, 62 hits, and 27 RBI.
What a heartwarming gesture by Pavin. Merry Christmas to the Smiths and our Wahoo family!!