A Boston-area elementary teacher who rescued Tom Brady after a kayak mishap a few weeks ago said the Patriots quarterback was "really friendly, really appreciative that we fished him out of the Charles."
Robin Leeds told Boston's Channel 7 news that she was surprised to see Brady and wife Gisele on the river.
"We were tying up our boat to a buoy and the boat boy came over and said 'You are never going to guess who is on the Charles renting kayaks right now,' and he said 'Do you want to go check it out.' I said 'yeah,' " Leeds said.
When they got near the couple, they realized Brady was not in his kayak, but in the water. Leeds helped pull Brady into a motor boat.
"I actually asked him why he fell in," she said. "He said he was racing one of his friends. It was Tom, Giselle and his friend...so he was racing his friend."
Leeds asked him if she could take a picture with him. She said Tom said, "Of course, you saved my life. ... I talked with Giselle. We talked about how beautiful the weather it was," Leeds said.
Brady, the 2007 NFL MVP, suffered a knee injury during Week 1 last year and missed the rest of the regular season. The three-time Super Bowl winner has been looking healthy in practice this year, however.
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