Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa gifted his mother one heck of a Mother's Day gift on Sunday.
Tagovailoa posted a video to his Twitter account with the caption, "Happy Mother’s Day to a more than deserving Mother. I love you mom." The clip shows his entire family walking out of their home to a black Cadillac Escalade in the front lawn. Diane Tagovailoa, realizing it was a gift to her, said, "This is mine?"
"This is yours," Tua Tagovailoa confirmed.
Happy Mother’s Day to a more than deserving Mother. I love you mom pic.twitter.com/HrJNb80sdZ
— Tua. T (@Tua) May 11, 2020
Tua Tagovailoa, the No. 5 overall pick in April's NFL Draft, was also Miami's first selection. He has sponsorships from Muscle Milk, Bose, Hulu, Verizon Wireless and Adidas; he was reportedly signed to a four-year, $30.3 million deal on Monday, including a $19.6 million signing bonus and fifth-year option.
It's worth noting that Tagovailoa has a strong family dynamic with his parents, two sisters and brother Taulia — evidenced by him saying, "I know you wanted something that would be able to carry everyone." That is a part of his Samoan heritage and religious upbringing, as is the tenet that one's parents must be honored and respected.
It seems Tagovailoa, who will wear No. 1 in Miami, still knows to put first things first, even as he becomes more independent in the NFL.
(This article has been updated from a previous version).