If you've watched Tom Brady for any length of time, you may have noticed that he has a soft spot for children.
But this year, a particular encounter with a child named Noah went viral because the sequence behind it is beyond touching.
How It Began:
A 10-year-old boy named Noah Reeb had been going through rough treatment for brain cancer, and watching Tom Brady highlight videos seemed to soothe him.
After seeing this, a family member got in touch with Brady, who recorded a message for Noah, saying, in part,
"I just want to let you know I’m thinking about you. I'm with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. And hang tough — you're going to be great. I know it. Get well soon."
Noah Travels to Tampa and Interacts with Brady Face-to-Face:
Thankfully, Noah eventually begin to feel a little better.
So Noah was able to travel to Tampa and see Tom Brady play in person.
His family was in the stands for the Chicago Bears game, where Noah held a sign that said, "Tom Brady Helped Me Beat Brain Cancer."
Other Buccaneers plays saw the sign and pointed Noah out to Brady.
Cameras were rolling as Brady saw the sign and ran over to Noah with a warm smile, a handshake, and a hat.
The Buccaneers tweeted about it, and Brady talked about it after the game.
That alone would have been a wonderful, heartwarming story about the power of determination, the love of sports, and perseverance.
But the story doesn't end there.
Noah and His Family are Going to The Super Bowl:
Whether Tom Brady is in the Super Bowl or not, Noah and his family will be there.
Brady and the NFL arranged for Noah and his family to be in Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI.
In a tweet by the NFL posted on Twitter, Brady tells Noah,
“You’ve inspired so many people including myself,” but millions of others also. The NFL and the Bucs look forward to sending deserving fans to the Super Bowl each year and fans that have incredible stories like the one you’ve had. So as a thank you, I worked with both the Bucs and the NFL to get you and your family Super Bowl tickets this year in LA.
Whether Tom Brady will also be in the Super Bowl remains to be seen. His Buccaneers beat the Eagles in the first round in the playoffs.