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SideTrack: Rob Gronkowski, Steven Tyler, Ernie Boch Jr. and more...

July 14, 2017 GMT

SHELL-SHOCKED: When you click on Rob Gronkowski’s Instagram stories, you never know what to expect. And yesterday, he managed to surprise us again with an animal — but not of the partying variety. Gronk shared a quick video of a turtle crossing the road, stating he was the little guy’s “security.” Sure enough, the tall tight end escorted the reptile to grassy safety, shielding him from an oncoming car.

GOTTA LOVE IT: And we do — Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is headlining Sunday’s 17th annual So the World May Hear Awards Gala benefiting the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Fellow Bay State A-lister Ben Affleck will also be honored for his humanitarian work, with the Eastern Congo Initiative. It all goes down at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in Saint Paul, Minn., in case you want to make some weekend plans.

COME ON DOWN: Hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since Ernie Boch Sr., passed away. To pay homage to his beloved father, Ernie Boch Jr. tweeted out a video with scenes from his “come on down” car dealership legacy.