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.
Cool! @mookiebetts surprised shoppers at the Kroger in Bordeaux, TN by buying their groceries. The former Overton Bobcat and current LA Dodgers OF also treated the staff at the store to pizza to thank them for all the hard work they have been doing as essential front-line workers pic.twitter.com/gGcXDkWSMV— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisWSMV) May 13, 2020
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.
Little birdie told me an amazing story. This was the scene last night around 1am out in front of the Boston Library. Trays and trays of food fed the homeless. The man that delivered the food wasn’t looking for attention or praise BUT deserves it. God Bless you Mookie Betts pic.twitter.com/4Ox7O0edo4— Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) October 25, 2018
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.