Lifelong New England Patriots fan David Bowen found Tom Brady’s legendary 400th touchdown ball in his hands after a Patriot’s receiver accidentally gave it away. The ball could have gone for an extraordinary amount on the open market, or Bowen could have sold it back to the Patriots organization for a hefty amount of money. Instead, Bowen agreed to return the ball to Brady in exchange for a different game ball and eventually an autograph according to the Boston Herald.
Bowen, a season ticket holder since 1985, decided that meeting Brady was more important than anything else and his dreams came true when he got to meet the four time Super Bowl champion Wednesday afternoon at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Brady, a two time NFL MVP, signed autographs and posed for pictures with Bowen and his friends.
“He was very generous, he was very nice to us,” Bowen said, “it was overwhelming, it’s something I’ll remember forever.” (RELATED: If You Hoped ‘Deflategate’ Was Over, Here’s The NFL Comin’ In Hot To Ruin Your Day)
The legendary 400th touchdown ball is on display at the Patriots Hall of Fame.