Kansas City Royals pitching prospect Brady Singer surprised his parents by paying off all of their debt for Christmas. On Wednesday, the 22-year-old shared a heartwarming video of his mom and dad reading a letter he wrote to them explaining the gift and how grateful he is for their endless support.
“Both of you constantly took off work and spent every dime you made just to put a smile on my face… The money you both spent on traveling, gear, hotel, food and all those Gatorades I drank is much more than I could ever give you,” mom Jacquelyn reads, with dad Brett sitting next to her. “But there is something I want to give to you. I am paying off the loan from the bank [and] I’ve paid off all your debt as well.”
As both parents get choked up, Singer went on to write, “Now, instead of trying to save money every weekend to replace the savings account you drained on traveling to see me play baseball, you can spend it on yourselves because you deserve the very best. I want you both to know how much I appreciate you and how none of this would be possible without you.”
In July, the former Florida Gator was the No. 18 overall pick in the MLB draft and the top prospect for the Kansas City Royals. His $4.25 million signing bonus was a record high for a Royals pitcher.
Today is very special to my heart. To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I. I can’t thank them enough. Love you Mom and Dad pic.twitter.com/AFHi2Xma0c
— Brady Singer (@Bsinger51) December 25, 2018
And in the video, Singer says he couldn’t have done it without his parents. Captioned, “Today is very special to my heart. To give back to the two people who have given up everything to support my brother and I,” the clip already has over 9.8 million views on Twitter alone.