Chad Michael Murray suffered a painful loss on Monday when his beloved dog Joe passed away.
The Agent Carter star shared the sad news on Instagram with a photo mosaic of himself and Joe over the years. Chad captioned the pics with a heartwarming message eulogizing his late pet, who was 15 when he died.
"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." Chad wrote. "Thank you for carrying the weight that I could not."
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Chad and his wife, actress Sarah Roemer, who announced that they were married in January, welcomed their first child in May. However, the 33-year-old actor had often referred to Joe as his son in the past.
"Almost 15 years of adventures Joe and I'm so grateful for every minute," Chad shared in the emotional message. "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."
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It's clear that the two were as close as anyone could be with their pet, and Chad had often posted photos of Joe to Instagram over the years.
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However, the former One Tree Hill star isn’t the only celeb to lose a beloved pet recently. In late July, Demi Lovato's super-cute puppy was killed in what the singer called a "tragic accident." Check out the video below for more.