I am not going to write much today, simply because I would rather you invest the next several minutes watching the linked video.  It is a very moving and inspiring story about Butch Varno and the athletes at Middlebury College in Vermont who have been “picking up Butch” for 50 years (!!!) to attend athletic events at the school.  Any more commentary from me would just detract from the beauty and power of the story.  

For some reason I couldn’t get the video embedded, so just click the “Picking Up Butch” link below.  It will take two mouse clicks and you will have to endure a 15-second commercial on ESPN’s website prior to seeing the video.



Picking Up Butch