Robert Kraft tells untold story about Tom Brady on Good Morning America

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FOXBORO -- There aren't many new stories that get told about Tom Brady, but Robert Kraft told a new one Wednesday morning when appearing on "Good Morning America."

“When my wife – her blessed memory – passed away almost eight years ago, he was there for me in a way only my sons were, and the guys in the locker room were," Kraft said. "He cares, and he connects, and I think he’s able to do that in the huddle, even with guys half his age. They see how hard he works, and what he does, how genuine he is.”

Myra Kraft passed away from cancer during the summer of 2011.

Kraft said nothing has changed with him since he first met him in 2000 after he was drafted.

“He’s still the same guy that he was when he came out of Michigan and I met him, that skinny beanpole coming down the steps with that great physique that you speak about,” he said, while noting his 2000 NFL combine photo. “He’s the same person today as he was when he was fourth on the depth chart back there in 2000."

Monday was Kraft's 25th anniversary of buying the team.

Patriots owner one-on-one with @MichaelStrahan; Robert Kraft talks Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and 10th Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/BcT6Rmjtt1

— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 23, 2019