Learning From Patrick Mahomes, Daughter Shows Act of ‘Bravery’ As Brittney Shares Sterling’s Encounter From the Zoo

Published 04/13/2024, 11:56 PM EDT

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Sterling Mahomes is already picking up some solid life lessons from her MVP dad. The adorable 3-year-old daughter of Patrick and Brittany Mahomes showcased she’s cut from the same cloth. In an Instagram story shared by proud mom Brittany, little Sterling can be seen inching closer to a bird, likely a royal penguin. With encouragement from those around her, the tiny tot bravely reached out to give the creature a gentle pat on the back.

The penguin handler was right in front to make sure the interaction went smoothly. After Sterling touched the bird, she jumped in excitement. “Ster girl was so brave today,” Brittany captioned the story, clearly beaming with pride at her daughter’s accomplishment. After all, it is a wild bird.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree in the Mahomes family. With role models like Mom and Dad to learn from, Sterling is already well on her way. But this tender moment was more than just an aww-worthy kids-and-animals interaction.


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It highlighted Sterling’s budding courage and determination—two traits she undoubtedly inherited from her legendary quarterback father. Mahomes, known for his poise under pressure, has faced some of the NFL’s most intense moments and emerged victorious. Remember last year’s iconic Super Bowl run? Despite immense pressure as the favorites, Mahomes remained unflappable. His fearlessness in critical situations defined him as a true champion.

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While the Mahomes are regularly hitting up red-carpet events and lifestyle shoots these days, it’s refreshing to see them still making time for simple family activities like visiting the zoo. However, the courageous close encounter was just one highlight of the Mahomes clan’s day exploring the animal kingdom.

Brittany documented more of the fun on her IG stories, including Baby Bronze earning some pretty hilarious praise. In one snap, a family friend captures the grinning 16-month-old and dubs him “the cutest boy I’ve ever seen.” Brittany followed that up by posting her pic with the caption “My squish” – because what mom doesn’t relentlessly gush over chubby baby cheeks?


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The always-doting mother also treated fans to an adorable shot of Sterling, mesmerized by some fish in a lake, bundled up in a pink fuzzy sweater. However, such an adventure isn’t the first for her.

Sterling Skye Mahomes loves the zoo!

Back in 2022, Sterling made some feathery friends. As reported by ‘People’, the family visited the zoo. Sterling was dressed in a tie-dye t-shirt and short co-ord set as she was busy posing with the animals she came across. “She loves animals,” Brittany wrote on her Instagram stories. In one of those pictures, Sterling was seen right in front of a habitat for the flamingos!


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The child does not only love wild animals and birds. She also loves her pet dogs- just like her parents. As per Brittany’s admission, Sterling loves playing with the dogs. “Mommy I’m going to get my doggies, I will be right back,” Sterling once told her mother. In fact, there was a time when Sterling, instead of eating her food, would just feed it to the dogs! Also, back in 2022, when their dog Steel returned home from surgery, baby Sterling was right there to comfort him as well as make sure his cone was on!


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The Mahomes have two dogs: Steel is a pit bull whereas Silver is a cane corso. And don’t be surprised if we tell you they have an Instagram account with over 212k followers. It is true!


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Sanu Abraham


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Sanu Abraham is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. As a passionate football fan, he brings fresh perspectives and new ideas to the coverage of the sport and its many exciting personalities. He seeks to write lively and engaging articles that play to his expertise.
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Bhujaya Ray Chowdhury