New York Mets fans know David Wright as a Mets legend who spent his entire career with the team, but to a San Francisco bartender, he was just a guy he served drinks to. That is, until Wright gave him the surprise of a lifetime.
The bartender, Shaun, was wearing a Wright jersey when Wright and his family walked into the bar. Wright noticed Shaun’s jersey and struck up a conversation with him about the Mets. Shaun didn’t realize who Wright was until his father pointed him out, and Shaun was clearly over the moon to be meeting a Mets legend.
But Wright had something even more special planned for Shaun. He surprised Shaun by signing his Wright jersey and giving him a personalized message. Shaun was overwhelmed with emotion and couldn’t help but hug Wright, thanking him again and again.
This heartwarming interaction between Wright and Shaun is just one example of how athletes can impact fans’ lives in unexpected ways. For Shaun, meeting Wright was a dream come true, and he will undoubtedly treasure that moment for the rest of his life.
It’s also worth noting that Wright’s kindness extends beyond just surprise meetings with fans. In October 2020, he and his wife Molly started the Wright Family COVID-19 Relief Fund to aid families affected by the pandemic. Wright has always been a class act both on and off the field, and this surprise encounter with Shaun is just another example of that.
As the world slowly returns to normal after a difficult year, it’s heartwarming to see these small moments of joy and kindness. Wright’s surprise visit to Shaun is a reminder that even the smallest gestures can have a big impact on someone’s day. And for Shaun, this unexpected encounter with a Mets legend is a memory he will always cherish.