Well, that was a great way to spend a Tuesday.
The Patriots Super Bowl parade rolled through the streets of Boston, and Patriots Nation made sure the champs felt the love. Boston officials estimate that 1.5 million people lined the streets for the Super Bowl parade. 1.5 MILLION.
"It's awesome," Ryan Allen said. "This is what it's all about."
With the sun shining and unseasonably warm temperatures, it was a picture perfect parade day, and Patriots fans weren't the only ones having the time of their lives.
The Super Bowl champions boarded duck boats and cruised down Bolyston and Tremont Streets, taking in every second. Gronk and the tight ends rocked construction vests, and No. 87 cuddled a stuffed goat. Tom Brady brought his daughter Vivian along for the ride, leading to this precious moment with "Gronky."
On the defensive line duck boat, Trey Flowers and Deatrich Wise fired up the crowd with a WWE belt, and Adrian Clayborn snagged a mid-parade snack from the crowd: a pizza.
In honor of the absolutely ridiculous defensive performance, the guys led the crowd in "defense" chants.
"It's awesome. It's a team effort on the field, and we can't do it without the Patriots fans," Deatrich said of the crowd. "They're a big part of this whole championship."
Sweet Feet showed off his sweet dance moves. Gronk rocked out on air guitar. The McCourty twins let loose. Basically, the guys had fun. Yes, fun.
Confetti swirled as Patriots fans climbed on traffic lights, trees and bus stop coverings to get a glimpse of their team, and that level of support did not go unnoticed.
"With all the hard work we put in, it means everything. It means absolutely everything to me to see the way Patriots Nation showed up, showed support, supported us throughout the entire year," Dwayne Allen said. "When everyone doubted us, they never wavered and that's what we work so hard for. Let them know I appreciate them."
You can check out the best of the parade in the video below, including David Andrews joining the crowd, a Bill Belichick smile and a Duron Harmon rocking a special throwback jersey.