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There are moments in sports that are bigger than the game. Moments that are equally emotional and heartwarming and that can surpass anything done on the field of play.
Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady created one of those moments in Sunday’s 38-3 win over the Bears. A boy in attendance held up a sign that said, “Tom Brady Helped Me Beat Brain Cancer,” and Brady made sure to run over and share a special moment with the boy, who then broke down in tears.
As PFF’s Ari Meirov said, that is indeed what it’s all about. The boy will have that memory — and Brady’s hat — for the rest of his life. A heartwarming moment that showed that Brady is great on the field and off it as well.
“That was really sweet. Obviously, tough kid, man. Puts a lot in perspective with what we’re doing on the field; in the end it doesn’t mean much compared to what so many go through,” Brady said after the game. “We all try to make a difference in different ways and I think so many guys commit times to their foundations and to doing good things for the world. And the NFL does a lot of great things, so it’s just nice to – I always think you know do the best that you can do, under any circumstance. It was nice to see.”
It was Brady’s best pass of the day, in a game that featured many of them. Brady threw four more touchdowns against Chicago, including his NFL record 600th toss, a strike to receiver Mike Evans.