Union Station, one the most iconic landmarks in the City of Fountains, changed the lights adorning the outside of the site to pink upon hearing the good news about the newest member of Chiefs Kingdom. On weekends where the Chiefs would play at home, fans would typically notice the historic spot splashed with red lighting in honor of the hometown team.
Quote-tweeting the action, the new dad thanked them for this gesture by responding: “Love this city” and a heart emoji.
Matthews also followed up with some gratitude of her own.
Considering Mahomes, Matthews and baby Sterling are contractually tied to Kansas City until at least 2031, it makes sense for the city to pay homage to the individual who helped bring their second Super Bowl type and first in 50 years.
Chiefs Players, Family Memvers Send Their Congrats To the Mahomes Family
Joining millions nationwide sending their best wishes to the new parents were Mahomes’ teammates and Matthews’ close friends and of course family members.
With the birth of defender Armani Watts’ baby girl also this past weekend, Meg Dieter, wide receiver Gehrig Dieter’s wife, noticed a certain boom among the Chiefs roster. The couple recently announced they would be expected another girl within the past week.
From Travis Kelce to Mecole Hardman asking to babysit, check out some of the well wishes below from their close friends and family.
Mahomes Had a Positive Outlook on 2020
In a year where it felt impossible to feel anything but concern, it’s understandable that most of us were seriously looking forward to 2021. You could probably count Mahomes in that equation, too. Before he said goodbye to 2020, No. 15 couldn’t help but feel gratitude for all things that happened to both him and his family. A Super Bowl title, $503 million contract extension, engagement and of course the baby, he gushed about it in a September 30 interview.
“Being able to kind of grow up and have these dreams of having a family and playing in the NFL, and for that have stuff to start happening and really coming into truth and everything like that, it’s really cool,” Mahomes said. “I’m just excited that I have a lot of great people around me and I’m in a great organization and I’m able to live out these dreams day by day.”
If you recall, many of his teammates were already claiming dibs on who would be the lucky one to babysit his offspring. Mahomes jokingly said backup quarterback Matt Moore was likely the most “responsible” of the bunch.
“I can’t let Trav or anybody do it,” Mahomes continued, chuckling. “You never know what would happen.”