One of the Chicago White Sox big splashes this offseason was signing fiery closer Liam Hendriks to a multi-year deal. Spring Training hasn’t even started yet and Hendriks is already making a great impression on the South Side.
A common and deserving theme throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is showing gratitude for frontline workers who have been making immeasurable sacrifices since March 2020. The Australian-born right-hander and his wife Kristi are taking initiative and donating meals from Bridgeport area restaurants to those who have had some of the toughest jobs since the pandemic began.
This includes firefighters from all three platoons at Engine 29, which is in close proximity to Guaranteed Rate Field. Those firefighters will receive lunch on Thursday. The couple plans to continue their donations as the year progresses.
This act of generosity isn’t new for Hendriks and his wife. When the pandemic started last year, they leaped into action in a similar way by donating meals to Oakland area employees to show their gratitude for diving headfirst into such a crazy time.
The White Sox new acquisition has already shown that he cares for the community that he now belongs to with this act of kindness. While it shouldn’t be expected, keep an eye out for more generous deeds in the coming months. That’s just the kind of person Liam Hendriks is.