A dream turned into a reality for Gabe Lester.

Lester, an 11-year-old battling cancer, had started his Thursday morning with chemotherapy treatments. But as the morning progressed, his day got a little bit better.

That’s because Lester got to meet his favorite NFL quarterback, Tom Brady. And the New England Patriots captured that very special moment:

Brady talked with Lester and his family, signed a few autographs and posed for a couple of pictures.

It truly was a special moment for the 11-year-old.