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.