The Super Bowl's best boy

An inspirational one-time Madisonian made a Super Bowl appearance Sunday.

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The Super Bowl's best boy
Scout helped highlight work at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, and encouraged viewers to donate to the school’s cancer research efforts. Photo via UW-Madison

Good morning, Madison!

An inspirational one-time Madisonian made a Super Bowl appearance Sunday. (And I'm not talking about either of the former Badgers who played in the game.)

Scout the golden retriever was briefly featured in an ad during the big game.

In case you don't know his story, Scout came to Madison in 2019 for cancer treatment at the university’s vet school. He stole hearts in 2020 when his treatment journey was featured in a commercial during Super Bowl LIV.

Sadly, Scout passed away in March 2020, but his legacy continues to live on. His work helped raise more than $1 million to fund research and new technology for the school.

What a good boy.

— Hayley


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