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Look: Tom Brady Tears Up Talking About His Children

Tom Brady at the Super Bowl parade in Tampa Bay.

TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hugs his daughter Vivian celebrating their Super Bowl LV victory during a boat parade through the city on February 10, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tom Brady is as passionate a football player there is in the sport's history. However, being an NFL quarterback isn't the only responsibility he has. Brady is a dad to his three kids.

In an episode of "Man in the Arena," Brady tears up when discussing his family life and his responsibility as a dad. His kids clearly mean the world to him.

"When I think about being a dad, I think about him because of what my dad meant to me," he said. "I know I'm not as good a dad to my kids that my dad's been to me. I use them as my example as to how to keep a family together and to care and to support and to love.

"We want our kids to be happy. I want them to be respectful of people. I want them to be kind. I want them to make the world a better place."

What he said next gave tremendous insight into who Brady himself is as a person.

The NFL quarterback wants his kids to be successful, but not at the cost Brady has been and still is willing to pay.

"I think what I wish for my children is to find something they really love to do like I have," Brady added. "But I think I've taken it to an extreme, too. There are imbalances in my life. I hope they don't take things as far as I've taken them.

"I want them to experience great success in whatever they do. But there's a torment about me that I don't wish upon them."

Brady will play his third season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later this fall.