As time expired in the fourth quarter -- backup Blaine Gabbert took over for Brady under center with 7:58 remaining -- TB12 made his way over to a young fan in the stands who held up a sign reading, "Tom Brady helped me beat brain cancer."
Brady greeted the fan, putting a hat on the youngster's head before shaking his hand (second slide). The fan was overcome with emotion upon meeting the 44-year-old, covering his face and crying (third slide).
When asked about the "sweet" exchange with the "tough kid" in his postgame news conference, Brady reflected that it "puts a lot in perspective, what we're doing on the field ... In the end it doesn't mean much compared to what so many people go through."
Brady gets what it's all about.
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