Kris Bryant is an MVP and World Series champion, but it looks like he hasn’t let the success go to his head. The humble Cubs third baseman and his wife, Jess, even sent hand-written thank-you notes to fans who bought them wedding gifts.
Those generous fans started receiving their notes this week. Here’s a few that people shared through DNAinfo Chicago and social media:
— DNAinfo Chicago (@DNAinfoCHI) September 12, 2017
— Cameron (@Cam_Nation) September 12, 2017
— DZDN (@hijodepachanga) September 11, 2017
— Johnny-Sells (@JohnnySells) September 11, 2017
A few months prior to his wedding, Bryant mentioned on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that fans had discovered the couple’s wedding registries and were purchasing gifts at a rapid pace:
And Jess gave the generous fans a shoutout on Instagram a few months later before writing the thank-you notes.
I loved being back in Vegas this last week✨surprised my best friend for her graduation, furniture shopped, spent time with family, & enjoyed the amazing weather! I also missed this kitchen, so had to put it to use and bake about ten dozen cookies! . . . Also, shoutout to all you amazing fans who sent us wedding gifts!! Everything in this photo all came from you guys, and we couldn't be more thankful!! Still working on thank you cards!! I promise they are going to come soon?
Finally finishing up thank you notes & they will be sent out this week!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU everyone who sent a gift & being so patient as I worked to get these out??? . . . A little disclaimer: I tried REALLY hard to make sure every single person who sent something got a note, but some came without invoices & some had no addresses attached!! I still want those who got missed…I hope not any…to know we greatly appreciate that you took the time to think of us and our marriage✨
Any baseball fan would be thrilled to find a Kris Bryant autograph in the mail, but the story really adds to the fun. Kelly Langan, who gifted a set of stainless steel mugs, spoke to DNAinfo Chicago about receiving hers:
“The mugs seemed friendly and festive,” Langan said. “I was hoping for a thank-you note that was ‘autographed’ to keep as a memento. Success!”
“I like that it was a regular, handwritten note, not too fancy, like I would’ve written,” Langan said. “And I got my autograph … with a backstory!”
Well done, Kris and Jess Bryant.