It'a always incredibly difficult to say goodbye to a furry friend, especially one that's been in your life for 15 years.
Sadly, Chad Michael Murray recently lost his dog, Joe, so he took to Instagram to share this sweet collage of photos (above) of the two of them over the years.
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And we swear the emotional caption will break your heart. He wrote:
"My best bud & 1st born son Joe, Thank you for everything you've ever done for me. You've been my kindred spirit, my unconditional friend."
He went on to thank Joe for all of the memories they shared together, and for the incredible impact he had on his life:
"Thank you for carrying the weight that I could not. You taught me more about selflessness and compassion than I thought a dog could know. Thank you for always keeping the status Quo. Even the dogs at the dog park thank you for keeping the peace. Almost 15 years of adventures Joe and I'm so grateful for every minute."
The One Tree Hill star and his wife, Sarah Roemer, recently welcomed a bouncing baby boy, and Chad wanted to let his late dog know how grateful he was that his furry baby was able to stick around to see his human baby:
"Rest easy now bud. Check in on us once and while would ya… You're missed and always will be. Thx for waiting to meet my son. This family won't be the same without you but so much stronger because of you. Rest in peace Joey. We Love You, Chad, Sarah & Baby Murray"
Excuse us, because now we're crying. We're so sorry for your loss, Chad. Our pets are truly members of our families and losing one is always awful.
Chad and his family are in our hearts during this tough time.
[Image via Chad Micahel Murray/Instagram.]
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