Tom Brady grants wishes to big fans with Make-A-Wish
When a guy like Tom Brady plays in the NFL for as long as he did and accomplished more than anyone could have expected, he will inevitably be adored by millions of fans worldwide. When it comes to New England Patriots fans, many feel almost indebted to the quarterback who brought so much success to their favorite team for two decades and some of the most memorable moments of their lives courtesy of incredible Super Bowl wins.
But maybe unexpectedly, to some, Brady feels the same way about those who have supported him for so long.
He has always been heavily involved in community and charity events throughout his career, especially involving children, and Brady has continued to prioritize that since officially retiring earlier this year. So when he got the call from the Make-A-Wish foundation that a 15-year-old boy named Boston wanted to meet him, he made sure to make that dream happen.
The event, hosted by Fanatics earlier this week, was everything Boston hoped for. Brady spent one-on-one time with him, along with the rest of his family, including his brother, named after the quarterback. He took the time to sign autographs, take some photos, and even ran some drills with all the children.
It's nothing new for Brady, who has worked with the Foundation before and spoke about why he prioritizes these events and what it means to him.
"I always say as often as people think that we're giving to them, they're really giving to us — just in their spirit, their joy of being here and wanting their families to be a part of this too with them.
I've been very fortunate over the years to kind of play a part in a lot of these wishes. Families are happy and that's really what it's all about."
It's not often that you hear anyone in Brady's position acknowledge the appreciation the fans have for him and all that he's given to them over the years, while also ensuring everyone knows how much their support means to them as well.
It was certainly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Boston, who became a big fan of the quarterback during his stint with the Buccaneers.