Tom Brady Turns 40: See the Best Tributes, From Baby Goats to Avocado Ice Cream

The G.O.A.T. reaches an NFL milestone, and it was celebrated in the Brady-iest of ways

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What do you give the man who has everything for his 40th birthday? Baby goats, avocado ice cream and touchdowns, if Tom Brady is anything to go by.

The New England Patriots quarterback celebrated his milestone birthday on Thursday in the most Tom Brady of ways — at training camp in Foxborough, Massachusetts, working on getting his sixth Super Bowl ring.

But just because it was a work day, don’t think that Brady turning the big 4-0 went unnoticed by his teammates, or the rest of the world.

In honor of him being dubbed the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time), real-life baby goats were brought to camp — wearing Patriots jerseys, no less — for the Greatest of All Time Petting Zoo.

It wasn’t just the fans that got a special treat, Boston Globe beat writer Ben Volin tweeted that the media corp at Gillette Stadium was served avocado ice cream plus spiced avocado and zucchini cupcakes in recognition of Brady’s extreme diet.

“The ice cream was pretty good, tasted like lemon gelato,” the reporter wrote.

Usually serious coach Bill Belichick joked that they were going to throw Brady a parade for his birthday after practice.

Meanwhile, Brady’s teammate and top tight end Rob Gronkowski said the truest statement of the day when asked what he was going to give TB12 as a present.

“I get him touchdowns. You’ve got to catch the ball. That’s all he wants,” Gronk told reporters Wednesday night.

The fans crowded at training camp made more of a fuss — singing happy birthday, making signs and dressing up in his honor.

Brady also got a message from his super model wife, Gisele Bündchen, thanking him for the past 10 years together and telling he’s “making 40 feel like 20.”

Heading into his 18th year in the NFL, Brady is now the oldest non-kicker in the league and is creating history as starting QB in his fourth decade. In fact, he told The MMQB’s Peter King that he’d “like to play until my mid-40s” shortly after winning his fifth ring.

See more birthday tributes to the five time Super Bowl champion and current MVP below.