There was a time when Bryson Tiller wasn’t able to afford Christmas gifts for his daughter. In fact, in 2014, he had to borrow money so gifts would be underneath the tree. He shared his gratitude with his Twitter following, and by that time, he was “extra good.” Although the Louisville slugger’s financial situation no longer stagnates him at home plate, he still wants everyone to earn their base hits.
On Dec. 20, Kroger and Pic Pac grocery stores were met with the presence of Tiller. Not knowing who he was, Joann Samuels shopped for groceries at the Downtown Louisville Kroger when Tiller approached her. “Why don’t you fill up that whole basket,” Tiller told her. “This is my way of giving back at Christmas time.”
While there were some who didn’t recognize him. His fame went over better at Pic Pac. Guests and employees turned their heads, surprised to find the talented star in the grocery store. “It really makes me feel good to be able to do this,” Tiller said.
The hands of time didn’t allow Tiller to do such. But thanks to his success, he’s able to pay it forward from a genuine place at heart.