Emotional moment: Former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes pays off parents' mortgage
Former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes is responsible for one of the best videos you’ll see all week.
The ex-Badger surprised his mom and stepdad with some incredible news: He’s completely paid off the rest of their mortgage on their home.
Hayes wasn’t able to be there for this video, but he wrote a letter explaining the news.
Here’s the letter and emotional video:
Thank You Nigel!
You never cease to amaze us.
We love you!😘
No child was harmed after this video…but there may be a situation when he comes home. 🤣
*Make sure you read his beautiful letter. pic.twitter.com/XljOS7WRe6
— TALAYA DAVIS (@TALAYADAVIS) April 2, 2021
Hayes briefly spent some time in the NBA, but is currently playing overseas with Zalgiris in the EuroLeague. He’s averaging an efficient 9.5 points per game this season and has been a very effective 3-point shooter.
Over his four year career with Wisconsin, Hayes averaged 12.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. But even more impressive, he made at least the Sweet 16 every season he was with the Badgers. Wisconsin hasn’t been back to that round since Hayes’ final season in 2017.
Congrats to Hayes for achieving such an awesome moment.
Here’s some of the reaction to this video:
Former Wisconsin Badger and NBA’er Nigel Hayes just paid off his parents mortgage.
Break out the tissues… https://t.co/HvcRgMfLwN
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) April 3, 2021
a solid cry for your Friday. former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes paid off his parents mortgage. "oughta beat his ass" 😭 https://t.co/Gbvb9LcxJy
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) April 2, 2021
— Tom Hearden (@followtheh) April 4, 2021
Nigel Hayes just paid off the mortgage for his parents house here in Toledo. Watch this & try not to cry. Dare you. This is amazing. https://t.co/B53OO1QrX0
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) April 2, 2021
It’s the “I oughta kick his ass” as she’s crying… that’s the good stuff
Former Wisconsin star Nigel Hayes pays off his parents’ mortgage. https://t.co/UKJMGWWFzr
— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) April 2, 2021
This is the best thing you'll see for quite some time.
Former #Badgers men's basketball star Nigel Hayes wrote a letter to his parents letting them know he paid off their mortgage. The moment his mom realizes it, that's the dream right there. Well done @NIGEL_HAYES https://t.co/96qoxMFwl8
— George Balekji (@GeorgeBalekji) April 2, 2021