Daily Sports Smile: Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette share heartwarming moments with young fans

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs off the field with quarterback Tom Brady (12) after Fournette ran 46-yards for a score against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Tom Brady became the first NFL quarterback to throw for 600 career touchdowns Sunday afternoon. 

However, it wasn’t Brady’s only special moment.

Late in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears, Brady embraced a young fan in the crowd. The fan held a poster that read, “Tom Brady helped me beat brain cancer.”

CBS broadcast cameras caught the heartwarming moment. Brady gave the fan a hat and shook his hand in appreciation. The fan was overjoyed with emotions as he met one of his heroes.

Brady spoke about the moment in his postgame news conference. He said meeting the young fan meant a lot to him.

“That was really sweet, and he is a tough kid man,” Brady said. “It puts a lot in perspective of what we are doing on the field. … We all try to make a difference.”

Fellow Buccaneers star Leonard Fournette followed suit. He created another special moment by giving his jersey to a young fan. Fournette signed the jersey and gave a warm embrace after the game.

Brady led the Buccaneers to a 38-3 victory over the Bears. He completed 20 of 36 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns. Fournette added 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries.