Baltimore Ravens safety Anthony Levine grew up in poverty, but he said he was going to buy his mother a house, according to WJZ-TV.
He did just that last month.
What are the details?
Levine, who grew up with his mother, a single parent, in Abbeville, Louisiana. Levine’s mother, Christina, also took care of his siblings — two brothers and a sister.
The Baltimore safety said that his mother worked hard all of his life and would often work multiple jobs just to make ends meet.
In a video posted on his Twitter account, Levine admitted that his mother is his hero.
“My mom is my hero, man,” he explained.
In the video, Levine shares footage of the surprise home he’d purchased for his mother in Houston, Texas.
He captioned the video on Twitter, “It’s emotional when you come from the bottom and you can buy your mom a brand new house!”
In the video, Levine tells his mother, “It’s just a small token of my appreciation because there is nothing — not buying a house, buying a car, giving you all the money I can give you — it doesn’t show all the sacrifices that you had to make for us, you know?”
Levine added in the emotional video, “Mom, you were a soldier, you never wavered, even when times were getting hard. It was looking rough, we didn’t have s***, you know you made due, and this is a small appreciation.”
Christina responded, “I’m very excited, like, I’m speechless, though, but very excited.”
“I’m very grateful,” she added.
You can watch the full video below.