Bryce Harper has gone viral after being seen wearing a single shoe at an Arizona airport this weekend. A clip taken by his wife, Kayla, showed the MLB star walking around barefoot before boarding his flight.
Those videos have now gone viral, resulting in a ton of online reaction.
Harper was in Phoenix this weekend as he took in two of professional sports’ biggest events. First, he stopped into the Waste Management tournament to watch a little golf.
He was a fan favorite, riling up the crowd with an “Eagles” chant on Saturday. He then hung with Philadelphia fans ahead of their Super Bowl matchup against the Chiefs on Sunday.
Bryce Harper made the most noise on his return home, though, a trip he made with one less shoe than when he arrived. Here’s why.
A fan spotted Harper as he waited for his flight out of Arizona. The fan kindly asked Harper to autograph his hat but he didn’t have a Sharpie.
Have no fear. They would quickly come up with a hilarious solution.
While he didn’t have a permanent marker, he did have a pen. Instead of trying to give a blurry signature on the baseball cap, Harper removed his own shoe and signed it for the supporter.
His wife, Kayla, then posted videos of the outfielder walking through the airport barefoot after giving up his sneaker.
Bryce Harper is walking around with one shoe on because he signed his other one for a fan pic.twitter.com/i0FX0p5VVe
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) February 13, 2023
The clips soon went viral, and fans are absolutely loving it.
One fan asked, “Am I starting to like this guy?” Harper is turning from villain to hero with one simple act.
Another person said, “Man of the people.”
Harper is enjoying his offseason, but the 2023 campaign is quickly approaching. He’ll set out to build upon a 2022 season in which he hit .286 at the plate. The two-time MVP hopes to get the Phillies back to the World Series, though he’ll look for a win this time around which would reverse a heartbreaking trend currently being seen in the City of Brotherly Love.