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Tom Brady’s mom has been battling cancer, which made her appearance at the big game so incredibly meaningful

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This article was originally published on HelloGiggles.com.

The Super Bowl was packed with epic performances last night, particularly from a certain New England Patriots quarterback. And everything about his big win melted our hearts, because it was a real family affair.

We’re sad to say that Tom Brady’s mom has been undergoing chemo, but that didn’t stop her from attending and witnessing her son break multiple records on the field.

For much of 2016, Galynn Brady was too deep in her treatment to attend many of her son’s games. So it clearly meant the world to Tom that she was able to make an appearance last night. Before everything kicked off, Patriots owner Bob Kraft expressed his desire for Tom to win — simply for his mom.

“I spoke to [Brady] in the locker room before the game, and I said, ‘We gotta win this one for your mom,’ because I know how important his mom is. She’s been going through chemotherapy and radiation, and this is the first game she’s been to. She came here, and I just saw her, and it was really cool,” he told NESN.

And to make this all the sweeter, Tom did win of course (that makes five!), and dedicated the win to his mom.

This is the photo that really got our emotions flowing. It’s Tom and his dad, Tom Brady Sr., giving Galynn big kisses. They’ve got the stadium all to themselves.

Sandwich kiss for Mom at Picture Day!!! Go Pats!!!!

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We can’t imagine how difficult it must be to deal with a family illness while staying so on point professionally. But Tom has done a brilliant job.

My everything

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Following his Super Bowl win, Tom’s other half, Gisele, posted an adorable photo of their love, along with a heartfelt caption.

“Wonderful things come to those who work hard with focus, tireless dedication and who never stop believing. Forever grateful for this moment. Congratulations my love!!”

We’re sending a huge congrats to Tom, and so many best wises to his family as they continue to battle Galynn’s illness together as a team.