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By Nicole Mastrangelo

Although we can hardly believe that the comeback kid, Tom Brady, could ever be considered “old” to some people, the nine children who were welcomed to Gillette Stadium this past week didn’t have any problem meeting this (almost) 40-year-old NFL quarterback!

Tom Brady shares a day with Make-A-Wish
Nine Make-A-Wish children got the chance to share a day with Tom Brady.Photo by Eric J. Adler

Brady spent time discussing past games, taking pictures and just getting to know the families that traveled from across the country to the home of the New England Patriots as a part of the Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island organization. Make-A-Wish is dedicated to creating special experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions, and as the NFL MVP mentioned on social media, the day was a “privilege” for him as well.

Tom Brady describes a past play
Tom Brady chats about past seasons with Make-A-Wish children and their families.Photo by Eric J. Adler

The group got the chance to review past seasons and clips with Brady who explained the choice he typically has to make on the field as soon as he is in control of the ball: “This is like a hot potato, and you got to get it out of your hands as fast as you can!”

Tom Brady meets Make-A-Wish children
Nine Make-A-Wish families traveled from across the country to enjoy a day at Gillette Stadium with Tom Brady.Photo by Eric J. Adler

Tom Brady, showing he is not just a force on the football field, but also in his dedication to some of his biggest fans, was approached by a father who thanked him for being a part of his daughter’s recovery each day.

And for one young fan who got the chance to meet, “...[My] most favorite quarterback ever!,” we are sure there wasn’t much question of age this past Wednesday while dreams came true.