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TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa homeowner says it's a story he'll one day tell his children. For Tom Brady it was, at the most, an embarrassing moment but for David Kramer it was much more than that. In fact, it even helped him sell his house.

Kramer will never forget one April day in 2020 when Tom Brady broke into his house.

“Who can say that?" he asked, "Who can say Tom Brady accidentally walked into their house."

Kramer was confused as a tall, shadowy figure opened his front door.

“He didn’t scare me because he just looked so nice and he walked in with such like confidence that it was just like he belonged there," said Kramer.

It doesn’t hit either of them at first.

“And he goes, ‘What's up man?’ he just looked at me and I just go, ‘I don't know man you tell me.'" Kramer recounted.

It turns out Kramer is the neighbor of Byron Leftwich, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator. Brady quickly realizes he’s in the wrong house.

“He had this look on his face like terror, like, ‘Oh my god I did it again,'" said Kramer.

Did it again because Brady had just gotten booted from a closed Tampa park. The internet joked the former Boston-resident was now officially a Florida Man.

It clicks in Kramer's head why the stranger's face seems so familiar.

“Oh man, I really like it I want to yell his name and be like Tom, Tom, Tom! I couldn't get it out," said Kramer.

The homeowner says none of his family or friends even believed him until the story blew up. The strange and brief encounter even helped him sell his house.

“She [realtor] said this is the house Tom Brady walked in on and she did use that and it did sell," he said.

Despite the accidental break-in, Kramer is still cheering on Brady and the Buccaneers come Sunday.

“Everybody -- Tampa's fired up and I'm not just saying that like literally the town -- I've never seen the town like this," he said.

Kramer wants Brady to know there are no hard feelings and instead he wants him to focus on keeping the Lombardi trophy home. If the goat ever has the time Kramer says he’d love to know what Brady thought in that awkward moment.