We all want to make our parents proud, but Robert Anthony Cruz succeeded beyond his wildest dreams! When he found out that he was getting signed to MLB team the Washington Nationals, he knew he had to tell his loved ones right away. So, he showed up to his dad’s workplace to deliver the good news. The newly signed athlete also managed to capture his father’s reaction on camera, and it’s the sweetest thing ever!
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As soon as Dad saw his son wearing a Washington Nationals cap, he realized what had happened. He was overwhelmed with joy as he congratulated the young man, wrapping him in a proud hug as he barely held back his tears.
It was a pretty emotional moment for Robert Anthony Cruz, as well — especially because he thought he’d already missed his chance to play. During the MLB draft, the player was overlooked in favor of other athletes. However, as he explained in the caption of his TikTok video, he received a “surprise free agent contract.”
Commenters loved seeing the sweet moment between the baseball player and his father.
“I cried,” wrote one user. “Inspirational bro, would love to make my parents as proud as he was for you!”
Another said, “Awh you can see how proud he is… congratulations man!!”
We love to see professional athletes honoring their parents like Robert Anthony Cruz did. After all, they have their loved ones to thank for supporting their dreams!
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