After the clip blew up on Twitter, Butler told WTMJ-TV that he knew he’d want to capture the moment on video.
“I thought it would be special to tell him at a hockey rink since we’ve been playing so long,” Butler said. “He’s a big teddy bear, so I knew tears would come, but it was special, it’s a video I could give to him and he could show his buddies.”
That hug! Those cheers! How can you not get emotional? Butler made the right choice.