Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts gave back to his community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, surprising shoppers at the Kroger grocery store in Bordeaux, Tennessee, on Wednesday. Betts bought groceries for several shoppers and supplied pizza for the essential front-line workers at the store.
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
Betts maintains a close relationship to his hometown of Nashville, where Bordeaux is located, owning several real estate properties in the city, and is one of its most popular athletes. The 2018 AL MVP is currently building a new 20,000 square-foot home in Franklin, Tennessee, and graduated from John Overton High School in Nashville back in 2011.
The charitable side of Betts has made headlines in the past. While a member of the Boston Red Sox, Betts provided food to the homeless after Game 2 of the 2018 World Series, an act that only…