Kris Bryant

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:

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.

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.

[DNAinfo Chicago]

About Jesse Kramer

Jesse is a writer and editor for The Comeback. He has also worked for and runs The Catch and Shoot, a college basketball website based in Chicago. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Follow Jesse on Twitter @Jesse_Kramer.