BOSTON (CBS) – A Patriots fan living in California who says he lost everything in a wildfire got a special shout out from Tom Brady.
Christian Holland said the only thing he was able to save before the “Camp Fire” destroyed his home was his Brady jersey.
Christian posted a picture on Instagram and it caught Brady’s attention. The Patriots quarterback, a California native, asked for help finding Holland’s address so he could send him a ball to go along with the jersey.
Thanks to another Instagram user, Brady was able to track down an address where he could reach Holland.
Brady was asked about the gesture during his Friday press conference.
“These natural disasters for a lot of these people and dealing with real life, I think it puts a lot of stuff in perspective in your life,” Brady said. “We lose a game and you feel like the whole world is caving in. But keeping things in perspective, you realize there’s a lot of people dealing with a lot of things that are very tough. Just to be able to provide support for us, as athletes, is pretty cool and important in what we do.”