Gulfport pet is born to be a star

Did you know that the Gulf Coast is home to a television star?

Butch the Bulldog lives in the heart of Gulfport and he just had his first acting gig!

English Bulldogs have been a special part of the Webb family for a long time now.

Kelly Webb, Butch’s mom, said one of her daughters couldn’t say Butch the right way, so they struck with her pronunciation (like Hutch with a B0).

Social media posts led to a family friend telling them that Popeyes was interested in having an English bulldog for their latest commercial.

After getting connected with Popeyes, Butch nailed his interview, which led him to his costume fitting — and then it didn’t take long for him to become a star in the French Quarter.

“They did about over 50 takes surely, and he was absolutely perfect,” Webb said. “He could not have enjoyed the costume more, and people from the French Quarter stopped and took pictures with him. He was just a true celebrity. He was better than the actors.”

Webb said shortly after filming, they celebrated with a big Popeyes meal.

If you want to keep up with his latest adventures, you can follow Butch on Instagram at Butch-the-Bulldog-19.

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