Tom Brady makes a child cancer survivor's day when he surprises him with tickets to Super Bowl LVI: 'You've inspired so many people'
- Tom Brady surprised 10-year-old Noah Reeb with Super Bowl tickets on Saturday
- The cancer survivor looked ecstatic in video shared to Twitter by the NFL
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star previously met Reeb at a game in October
- The 44-year-old quarterback said the Buccaneers 'hope' to be at the Super Bowl
- Brady filmed a video supporting Reeb and his cancer treatments in March 2021
Tom Brady shocked a young cancer survivor over the weekend when he presented him and his family with tickets to Super Bowl LVI.
In a heart-warming video posted to Twitter on Saturday by the NFL, the 44-year-old Tampa Buccaneers star shared how inspired he was by 10-year-old Noah Reeb's battle with brain cancer.
Reeb, who came to the quarterback's attention early last year after his diagnosis, looked overjoyed to see a video message Brady recorded for him.
Heartwarming: Tom Brady, 44, left 10-year-old fan and cancer survivor Noah Reeb speechless after he presented his family with Super Bowl tickets in a video message posted Saturday by the NFL
The video posted to Twitter featured Brady's original video in a split-screen presentation paired with footage of Reeb and his family watching the message at home in Utah.
The football legend started his message by referencing a Buccaneers game from October 2021 in which he presented the boy with a hat after spying his sign in the crowd reading, 'Tom Brady Helped Me Beat Brain Cancer.'
'Earlier you held up that sign that I helped you beat brain cancer,' he said, before the video cut to a photo of Reeb proudly displaying his sign while sporting a buzz cut.
'Well, listen, Your fight — you've inspired so many people, including myself, but millions of others also.'
Inspirational: Brady said Reeb had 'inspired so many people, including myself' and 'millions of others also' after his brain cancer went into remission
Standing out: The football legend referenced an October 2021 game in which he presented the boy with a hat after spying his sign in the crowd reading, 'Tom Brady Helped Me Beat Brain Cancer'
Brady shared that he had 'worked' with the NFL and the Buccaneers to get Reeb and his family a set of tickets to the big game.
As playoffs begin to determine which teams will make it to the Super Bowl, Brady added that he hoped Tampa Bay would be on the field for his young fan to watch.
'We certainly hope to be there, but I know you're going to be there. It's going to be really cool for all of us. Glad to see you're doing well. Take care, man. Enjoy the tickets,' he concluded.
The 10-year-old, who was decked out in a Buccaneers hat and a Tom Brady jersey, was initially speechless and reached over to hug his mother after the video message.
But then he jumped to his feet when he was presented with a FedEx envelope containing the tickets.
'Thank you so much,' he said to Brady via the recording, adding 'Let's go Bucs!'
On the upswing: 'We certainly hope to be there, but I know you're going to be there. It's going to be really cool for all of us. Glad to see you're doing well,' Brady signed off
Moving: Reeb was initially speechless, but he jumped to his feet after being presented with the tickets. 'Thank you so much,' he said to Brady via the recording, adding 'Let's go Bucs!'
Prior to his on-field meetup with Brady in October, Reeb received another video message from the quarterback in March 2021, a month after he had been diagnosed with brain cancer.
'I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you. I know you're one of my biggest fans in Utah,' the Super Bowl champion said.
'I'm thinking about you, I'm with you, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,' he added in the clip, which was reposted to Instagram by Reeb's mother Jacque.
She also included photos of Noah proudly displaying his Buccaneers gear, plus a photo of him in what looked like a hospital waiting room as he showed off his medical bracelet.
Special message: 'I just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking about you. I know you're one of my biggest fans in Utah,' Brady said in another video from March
Health scare: Noah was diagnosed with brain cancer in February 2021
On the mend: His treatments were successful, and he was in remission later in the year
Reeb's inspiring story and his connection to Brady led him and his parents to make an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in November 2021.
He explained to the host that his cancer was discovered after he began suffering from 'super bad, bad migraines.'
The young fan also praised his idol Brady.
'Tom Brady, he’s my hero. He’s good on and off the field,' he gushed. 'He seems like he’s a really good dad and he seems like a really good guy. He’s broken a ton of records and stuff.'
The talk show visit climaxed with DeGeneres presenting Reeb and his parents with a check for $25,000 to add to their GoFundMe to pay for his medical expenses.
Helping hand: In November, Ellen DeGeneres presented Reeb and his parents with a $25K check for their GoFundMe to help pay for his medical expenses