In the United States, Mother’s Day is a chance to honor and cherish the mother figures in your life — especially on Instagram.
This has become especially true for the nation’s biggest athletes, whose moms are heralded as the real MVPs behind their lavish lives and successful careers. Many of today’s most talented football, basketball and baseball players took to Instagram on Sunday to post sweet photos and videos of their mothers and the mothers of their children.
Several stars, like Tom Brady and Russell Westbrook, took to the social media platform more than once to thank multiple moms in their life.
For some New England Patriots players, Super Bowl LIII was their first NFL championship win. For others, like Julian Edelman, Devin McCourty and Rob Gronkowski, it was their third. And for a select few within the organization, it was their sixth.
Regardless of experience, all of those Patriots took to the streets of Boston on Tuesday to party like it was 1999 – or, more realistically, 2002.
Roughly a million fans lined the route for Tuesday’s Super Bowl victory parade to celebrate the Patriots’ sixth title in franchise history. Players, who rode on duck boats with their families and friends, took to Instagram to document the day:
During Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reached a milestone he’s been working towards for nearly two decades — 1,000 total rushing yards.
As is tradition with Brady, he took to Instagram after the victory to celebrate.
“The only reason I’ve been playing 19 years is to get to that 1,000 yards,” he said in a clip posted to his account Monday afternoon.
And then, as he climbed into his car, Brady uttered the words that will send chills down the spines of Patriots fans everywhere: “That’s it. I’m out. Time to ride off into the sunset.”