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Tom Brady surprised by mother at Patriots training camp (vid)

Tom Brady enjoyed a memorable day last Thursday at New England Patriots training camp as it marked his 40th birthday. But the festive (and somewhat strange) atmosphere of that day paled in comparison to how Brady felt when he was surprised by an appearance from his mother at Tuesday’s session.

Galynn Brady, who reportedly finished up cancer treatments in April, made a special appearance at Pats camp, something that clearly meant a lot to her son.

“My parents were trying to surprise me and come back here, and I just saw them when I ran out for practice,” Brady said of the surprise. “I think they got something planned for me, so that was a nice surprise which I just found out about. I didn’t even know my mom was here, so that’s the best thing.”

Brady’s mother was unable to attend any games last season due to her illness until Super Bowl LI, where she witnessed the Patriots stage a historic comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

“It was great. She’s been through a lot,” Brady said of his mother following the game. “Way harder than I went through last night. Way harder than everyone on our team went through last night. My dad’s been there every step of the way. They set such a great example for me.

“All families go through challenging times personally, but she has a lot of support and a lot of love. I’m just happy last night to be able to celebrate with her.”

It recently was announced that Brady’s mother will actually receive a Super Bowl ring of her very own.

While the Super Bowl ring obviously is wonderful, odds are the greatest gift of all for Galynn was to see the surprised look on her son’s face on Tuesday.