BOSTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Tom Brady and his family have gone to the dogs, and Patriots fans are lapping it up.
New England's star quarterback posted a Facebook video this week showing him holding aloft his new puppy, Fluffy, as the theme to Disney's "The Lion King" plays in the background.
Everything the light touches, Fluffy...Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Brady's other two dogs, Scooby and Lua, lay at his feet as the QB does his best Rafiki impersonation, with Fluffy starring as Simba.
As of midday Friday, the video had been viewed more than 2 million times and prompted more than 6,300 comments.
Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, said they adopted the pup through Wags and Walks, a Los Angeles animal rescue group.
Bundchen wrote on Instagram: "The kids are over the moon with our new family member."
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 Obrigada @wagsandwalks pelo trabalho que vocês fazem e também por nos deixar adotar esse anjinho. As crianças estão muito felizes com o novo membro da nossa família. A Fluffy é pura alegria!#família
A photo posted by Gisele Bündchen (@gisele) on
Fans of Brady commented, praising the Patriots quarterback as "awesome on and off the field." Even fans of other teams offered their kind words, with one Steelers fan writing that Brady is an "awesome player."
Another commenter made a Lion King-themed reference to "deflate-gate."
"Everything the light touches is Patriots kingdom except that shadowy place over there...that's where Goodell and the haters live," one user wrote.
Brady and the Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos n January in their bid to reach the Super Bowl.