This May 7, 2012 file photo shows New England Patriots football player Tom Brady and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit in New York. Brady and Bundchen have announced the birth of their second child, a girl named Vivian Lake.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was an eye witness to the Boston fire in the Back Bay that took the lives of two firefighters on Wednesday. The fire broke out two homes down from Brady's, so he watched it all unfold. The Boston Herald's picture of Brady tells the story.
Brady, his wife and his daughter retreated to a friend's house, but their home was not affected by the fire. Brady called into WEEI, a local sports radio station, and expressed his gratitude for those who were fighting the fire well into the night on Wednesday.
"I can't express my gratitude and thanks enough to all the first responders and the people that were there fighting that fire all night last night," Brady said. "I had a firsthand view of all the action and was blown away by the bravery and the teamwork that they really displayed."
Tom Brady watches as a 9 alarm fire rips through a home 2 doors down from his home at the 300 block of Beacon St. pic.twitter.com/paNrNKKS2L