The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gained instant popularity when Tom Brady came to town. The legendary quarterback made Tampa care about football and won a championship his first year with the team.
Like the rest of Tampa, young Broadway star Benjamin Pasek is a huge Buccaneers and Brady fan. Pasek is a supporting actor in Music Man on Broadway, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. On Friday, the rising star celebrated his 11th birthday and got a gift that he will never forget.
Jackman tweeted a heartwarming video of Pasek receiving the gift Friday morning.
This was 10 minutes before our call to stage last night. @TomBrady you are all class. Thanks so much for making #benjaminpasek the happiest 11 year old in the world! I owe you big time! @MusicManBway @Buccaneers #TomBrady pic.twitter.com/HzKExwzC2W
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) March 25, 2022
Jackman scored the ultimate gift for any Buccaneers super fan: a Brady jersey signed by the goat himself. He gave Pasek the gift right before they were to appear onstage in preparation for their upcoming performance.
The 11-year-old was ecstatic to receive the jersey, then screamed in disbelief when he realized that it was signed by Brady.
“I want to cry, I don’t want to cry,” Pasek said.
“Cry for Tom Brady, it’s worth it!” Jackman replied, and he’s got a point. If there’s any NFL player worth crying over, it’s Brady without a doubt.
Like every other Buccaneers fan, Pasek recently went through a rollercoaster of emotions because of the quarterback. Brady announced his retirement following the 2021-2022 season, only to announce that he was coming back to Tampa Bay 38 days later. Fortunately, Pasek and the rest of the world will get to see the GOAT dominate the league for a little while longer.