Michigan State's Josh Butler Walks Out With Dogs On Senior Day After His Parents Died [VIDEO]

Coach Mark Dantonio smiled from ear to ear.

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December 03, 2019 - 11:05 am
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Sometimes sports are bigger than the game that's played on the field. A perfect example of that happened Saturday afternoon when the Michigan State seniors were introduced to the crowd on senior day.

Senior CB Josh Butler -- whose parents both died while he was in school -- walked with his dogs Remi and Roxy.

Coach Mark Dantonio smiled from ear to ear.

In 2017, Butler lost his father to only lose his mother to cancer in 2018. Talk about awful circumstances. Butler has since adopted adorable Remi and Roxy, calling them his "daughters."

According to CBSNews.com:

"Since the passing of my mother and father... having the ability to walk with Roxy and Remi was very important to me," Butler told CBS News on Tuesday. "They mean the world to me and they have always been there for me through my ups and downs." 

Butler took to Instagram to talk about his experience. "Definitely been a blessed journey since taking the greyhound bus as a kid all the way up to Michigan State, being able to prevail through losing my father in 2017, and seeing my mother pass away in my arms just this year in April from Cancer; it has strengthened me as a person, man of God, and leader. I love everyone who has had a impact on my life! My next big step in earning my Masters this December. Was great to be apart of the Dantonio Era! My Dogs mean the world to me! GO GREEN! ------ I love y’all -- JBTV-- out ✌-- May my angels keep watching over me above.
Joshua 1:9."

Definitely been a blessed journey since taking the greyhound bus as a kid all the way up to Michigan State, being able to prevail through losing my father in 2017, and seeing my mother pass away in my arms just this year in April from Cancer; it has strengthened me as a person, man of God, and leader. I love everyone who has had a impact on my life! My next big step in earning my Masters this December. Was great to be apart of the Dantonio Era! My Dogs mean the world to me! GO GREEN! ------ I love y’all -- JBTV-- out ✌-- May my angels keep watching over me above. Joshua 1:9 • • • #explorepage #football #gogreen #michiganstate #collegefootball @bleacherreport @complex @bigtennetwork @espn @complexsports @msu_football @theellenshow

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