Dodgers star Mookie Betts was a giver this holiday season.
All Dodgers star Mookie Betts does is give.
And though he doesn’t necessarily want the accolades, he’s going to receive them anyway this holiday season. Because it’s what he deserves.
Betts, a Tennessee native, showed up in Nashville this week to help distribute presents to local children and families, proving once again that the two-time World Series champion (and counting…) has not let his shiny golden trophy distract him from the ultimate prize.
Imagine not only getting a PS5 for Christmas, but having it handed to you by Mookie Betts? Don’t wash that box! For many reasons.
This act of goodwill featured a partnership between Betts and the Metro Nashville Police Department, set up in the Edgehill neighborhood, which borders Music Row.
Of course, this type of generosity isn’t a holiday only thing for the Dodgers superstar. Before the season, he spent his free time paying for groceries at a local Kroger store hit by the pandemic.
Famously, he didn’t even let the pomp and circumstance of the World Series distract him from doing what he believed was right during his Boston days. During the 2018 Series, Betts took a break from the action to deliver food to the homeless in the dead of night following Game 2 and ahead of the team’s trip to LA.
And if he hadn’t been photographed doing so, we might never have even known.
Tragically, Betts may have more opportunities in the coming days to help his hometown — Nashville experienced a tragedy on Christmas morning, as three were injured following an “intentional” explosion in a motor vehicle.
Betts has a unique connection with the state of Tennessee, and though he’s a quickly-assimilated Angelino, we can be sure he’ll continue to make overtures to heal the wounds created him Nashville in the days to come. Clearly, it means a lot to him to give back to all those who need it.