The Pittsburgh Steelers are snapping up real estate all over the country.
Smith-Schuster posted a 20-minute video of the backstory and surprise to his YouTube channel on Monday night, reminding viewers that he grew up in a house with 23 people and didn’t have his own bed until he got to college. That experience motivated him to buy a big house for his family.
“Now that I’m able to live my dream and play in the NFL, I think it’s everyone’s dream to take care of their family at some point in their life, especially when it’s their parents,” Smith-Schuster said on the vlog. “For me, myself, I’m buying my mom and dad a house. It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a kid.”
This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and a dream come true! I've wanted to do this for so long, finally being able to do this is just unbelievable to me. Check out the video! ➡️ https://t.co/7sNIZ1J5S0 pic.twitter.com/qysVCWgUhn— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) July 6, 2020
Smith-Schuster told his mom the news earlier this year on FaceTime, revealing that he bought his parents a six-bedroom, five-bathroom house with a pool in Yorba Linda, California -- their favorite of three finalists.
He surprised his brothers and sisters a couple of months later, flying from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles on June 19.
He told his siblings they were coming over to his Airbnb for a swim, but in reality, they were coming over to pick their rooms and design them.
Smith-Schuster, 23, is in the final year of his rookie deal with the Steelers.
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Dear Son, To say "Thank you" is an understatement of how I truly feel. Emotional roller coaster of feelings on what you have done for the family. At the age of 23 you have done the ultimate. Buying a new home for us. I can never repay you Son. All I can do is continue to Love you unconditionally and continue to protect you from them snakes 🐍 in this business lol.. The Schuster's have officially moved into the beautiful city of Yorba Linda. They ain't ready. Lol We are ready to make new memories in our beautiful home. Thank you Son. ~LoveMom #blessings #Grateful #GodIsGood #humble #MySonIsAmazing #HasAHeartOfGold #BlessingsOnBlessings #MarketingMoney #NFLContractSaved #BeingSmart #Driven #Purpose #Blessed #Beyond #myimagination #TYJ 🙏🏽🤝