Astros star surprises fast food workers with big Christmas tip

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It’s the season of giving, and it seems Major League Baseball players past, present and future are doing all they can to bring that holiday spirit to life.

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Among the most giving this holiday season is Alex Bregman. In a video posted to his YouTube on Christmas Eve, the Houston Astros superstar surprised several fast food workers with $1,200 in tips for working so close to Christmas.

Bregman visited several different fast food restaurants. After pulling up to the drive-thru window, he would ask if the worker accepted tips. If the answer was yes, he would hand them $100.

Bregman’s biggest giveaway came at a KFC. When the drive-thru worker informed Bregman they had a crew of seven workers that night, the 2018 All-Star game MVP handed out $700 so everyone on the crew would get an unexpected Christmas bonus.

The highlight of the video though is seeing how shocked and grateful the workers were to be receiving the surprise tip. Their reactions are joyous and priceless. Perhaps not all of them knew who Bregman was before this event, but they certainly appreciated the random act of kindness.

Houston Astros star Alex Bregman gave away $1,200 to fast food workers who worked on Christmas Eve. (AP)
Houston Astros star Alex Bregman gave away $1,200 to fast food workers who worked on Christmas Eve. (AP)

Alex Bregman’s full of surprises

Bregman’s Christmas giveaway is the latest in a string of offseason surprises. His official YouTube has been filling up with videos of him giving back to the community by showing up at random events and surprising people. That includes visiting firefighters and patients at UNM’s Children’s hospital, crashing weddings and going undercover as an umpire at a youth baseball scrimmage game.

Baseball is giving back

Other baseball players have done their parts to give back this holiday season.

In the case of Kansas City Royals prospect Brady Singer, that meant surprising his parents by using his signing bonus to pay off all the debt they accrued while supporting Singer’s career.

Even Bregman’s biggest baseball rival, Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer, was in the giving mood this year.

Those are just two examples of what will undoubtedly grow to be a countless series of examples of baseball players and athletes in all sports giving back. And this isn’t to discount the giving back athletes do all year round. It all counts. It all matters. But it’s always a little extra special to put smiles on faces during what can be a most joyous and most stressful time of year.

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