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Tom Brady honors fallen firefighters: 'You realize who the real heroes are'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady witnessed Wednesday's deadly fire in the Back Bay from his home in the neighborhood. The building that was destroyed was "four doors down" from his condo.

Brady spoke to WEEI's "Dennis and Callahan" Thursday morning to thank those who fought the blaze, and to offer his condolences to the city and the families of fallen firefighters Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy.

"My respect and sincerity and love of what they do, it's hard to put into words," Brady told the show. "I had a first-hand view of all the action. I was blown away by the teamwork they displayed ... I lived in the Back Bay for a long time. It was a scary day. We as athletes think that we're heroes, but when you witness firsthand what I saw yesterday, you realize who the real heroes are."

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