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Mookie Betts foots bill for shoppers at grocery store, treats staff to meal

Mookie Betts is riding out the coronavirus pandemic with the MLB season currently on hold in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Shoppers at a Kroger grocery store in the Bordeaux area of Nashville received quite the surprise when the Los Angeles Dodgers footed their bill during a recent visit.

Not only that, Betts also treated the store’s staffers to pizza to thank them for putting their health on the line by showing up at work amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sports anchor Chris Harris of Nashville’s WSMV-TV shared a tweet that documents Betts’ gesture, including photos of customers who had their groceries paid for by the 2018 AL MVP.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Betts has made such a gesture. Back during the Boston Red Sox’s appearance in the 2018 World Series, Betts delivered food to the homeless following the team’s Game 2 victory.

Professional sports teams and organizations throughout the country and beyond have been active in addressing the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

Myriad individuals and teams have gone to great lengths to either pay tribute to overworked healthcare workers and other frontline staffers, provide those workers with a meal in gratitude or raise much-needed funds to assist those who have been most deeply impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Not only that, several admirable charitable initiatives have been launched through which millions of dollars are being raised for coronavirus relief.

Add Betts to the list of superstars who have stepped up to help in their communities.