VIDEO: MLB rookie surprises parents with mortgage payoff

VIDEO: MLB rookie surprises parents with mortgage payoff

(WAFB) - A first-round Major League Baseball first baseman gave his parents a special gift for Christmas and he hasn't played an out yet.

Arizona Diamondbacks draftee Pavin Smith tweeted out a video on Christmas morning of his family reading the news. The video showed Smith's mom reading a letter penned by him that left both his parents in tears.

"Thank you for everything you have done for me!" Smith said in the tweet. "This doesn't make up for any of it," he added.

As of Tuesday morning, the video had more than 4,400 re-tweets and had been liked 20,000 times.

Watch his parents' priceless reaction:

Smith, 21, was the seventh overall selection in this year's Major League Baseball Draft after starring at the University of Virginia.

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