San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatís Jr. surprised by mom as he reads Mother's Day letter

Posted at 10:55 AM, May 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-11 13:56:44-04

(KGTV) — One of the newest Friars received a special Mother's Day surprise while he thought he was giving one to begin with.

ESPN asked Tatís to read a letter he wrote to his mother. However while crews filmed the Padres rookie reading, little did he know his mother, María, was in the next room watching and listening to her son's words.

Sitting, smiling, María watches her son recite his Mother's Day letter to her:

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"Dear mom, there aren't enough words to describe what you have done for me in this life. For the love that you have shown me. For bringing me in the right path every single day. I just want you to enjoy your day, so we, the ones who love you, can show you that we love you even more. So enjoy your day mom. Thank you for always being there. And every day you see me on the field wearing pink, that means you're always with me. Love you, mom."

At the end of reading his letter, his mother walks out from the next room to greet her son with open arms

Watch the video below:

Tatís' family lives in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic — 3110 miles from San Diego, making the surprise that much more beautiful ahead of Mother's Day.