A Merry Christmas, indeed! Brady Singer, who signed a rookie contract with a bonus of nearly $4.25 million with the Kansas City Royals in July, paid off his parents’ debt for Christmas.
“Dear mom and dad, I just want to say thank you for everything you’ve done to help me reach my dreams,” his mother, Jacquelyn Singer, read aloud from a card in the clip before choking up.
She continued: “There’s absolutely no way I could’ve done all this by myself. Both of you constantly took off work and spent every dime you made just to put a smile on my face. My smile and appreciation for both of you has never stopped and it never will. I will always remember traveling around … for baseball, trying to cheaply eat and save money, but I never could, because you both always wanted me to have the best stuff to help me pursue my dream.”
Singer’s card went on to say that while he could never repay his parents for everything they’d done for him, there was something he wanted to give them.
His mom paused with a look of shock before reading the next line to Singer’s father, Brett: “I am paying off the loan from the bank. Also, I paid off all your debt as well … 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.”
His note concluded, “I want you to know how much I appreciate you and how none of this would be possible without you. Your giving hearts helped to shape my tiny dream into a reality. I love you both more than you could ever imagine and will never forget what you both have done.”
Singer also expressed his gratitude for his parents’ sacrifices in the video’s caption, writing, “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.”
The former University of Florida pitcher, who took home the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy as the national college baseball player of the year, was the 18th pick in the 2018 draft as the Royals’ top prospect.
Singer’s $4,247,500 signing bonus was a franchise record for a pitcher.
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