Tom Brady re-enacts 'Lion King' scene with his new puppy
UPI News Service, 02/27/2016
Tom Brady channeled The Lion King character Rafiki while introducing his new puppy to fans Thursday.
The 38-year-old New England Patriots quarterback re-enacted the iconic "Circle of Life" scene where Rafiki introduces Simba by lifting the lion cub on a ledge high above his kingdom.
Brady's other two pet dogs looked on as the NFL star lifted up new pup Fluffy in his backyard. He quoted Simba's dad Mufasa in the caption, writing, "Everything the light touches, Fluffy..."
The spoof video received over 2.2 million views and 79,000 likes. Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, had announced Fluffy's adoption Wednesday on Instagram.
"Thank you @wagsandwalks for all you do and for letting us rescue this little angel. The kids are over the moon with our new family member. Fluffy is pure joy! #puppylove #joy #family," the 35-year-old model wrote.
Brady and Bundchen married in 2009 and share 6-year-old son Benjamin and 3-year-old daughter Vivian. The couple celebrated their 7-year wedding anniversary Friday, and Bundchen marked the occasion by dedicating a post to her husband.
"Happy 7 anniversary my love! Thank you for always being by my side. I love you!" she captioned a photo of herself and Brady showing off their wedding bands.
Brady told People magazine in October he is "blessed" to have the support of so many friends, family and teammates over the years. He shared his love for daughter Vivian in particular, saying she has him "wrapped around her little finger."
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