Excitement surrounding Tom Brady’s return was immense in New England.
Brady’s return reached people far and wide in the region, including a couple elementary schools.
Two Massachusetts schools posted videos on social media welcoming back the Patriots quarterback.
Students and staff members at St. John the Evangelist School in Canton, Mass., showed Brady and Patriots spirit prior to his first game back against the Cleveland Browns.
“The Patriots and Tom Brady embody our motto of striving for excellence. They are continually working hard to improve and to bring out the best in themselves,” St. John the Evangelist School principal Chris Flieger said, per the Patriots’ official website. “They know that hard work leads to growth and that we all need to keep growing towards excellence. Tom Brady is a great example of this — he strives for excellence and is resilient.”
Esten Elementary School in Rockland, Mass., also got in on the action. Principal Marilyn Smith posted her school’s Patriots spirit on Twitter.
— Marilyn Smith (@MsmithMarilyn) October 6, 2016
“When the season started we had a Patriots day, and I noticed that a large number of our school population wearing Patriots attire had number 12 shirts on, so that was a contributing factor to our ‘Welcome back Brady day,’” Smith said. “This day in particular we wanted to make it about Tom and show him how glad we were that he was back!”
The youngsters and the rest of New England will get a chance to watch Brady play at home for the first time this season on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.