Animals

Tim Tebow says 'one of the toughest goodbyes' to beloved dog

December 2nd, 2019
Dogs are amazing creatures. They shower their humans with an endless, undying love. But at some point, that abundant affection comes to a heartbreaking end.
They want nothing but to be as close as they possibly can be to their family members, snuggling on the couch, sitting right outside the shower, lying smack dab in the middle of the bed.
So when it’s time to say goodbye to such a loyal, loving and trustworthy best friend, it is simply gutwrenching. Even if a four-legged friend is in failing health and the best option is to ease their pain, it is still such a sorrowful decision to make.
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Many veterinarians insist that pet owners remain with their animal during the euthanizing process because it’s much too scary for the pet to be alone without their loved one. People are encouraged to talk to their dog or cat, to pet them and help them cross over with their human right by their side.
Former NFL football player Tim Tebow, a strong and tough man who now plays baseball for the Syracuse Mets, showed his compassionate, soft side on social media when he shared footage of his beloved dog Bronco being euthanized.

Tim’s emotional reaction to the process is stirring.

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Tim and Bronco have been best buds ever since Tim, 32, received the Rhodesian Ridgeback as a gift after he was signed to play football for the Denver Broncos in 2010, becoming the 25th pick for the team.
“It made sense when I just got drafted by the Broncos. We’ve always liked the name, we always liked that truck, so we talked about it and we were like, yeah, that’s really cool.”
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The video of Tim saying goodbye one last time to Bronco, of him treating his pal to one last snack, has gone viral. Tim can be seen struggling to hold back the tears then giving in and just crying, has struck a chord with animal lovers everywhere.
Tim also shared a touching tribute to his furry buddy over the years, ever since they’ve been together.

“One of the toughest goodbyes. Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever — thank you for all the joy you brought and all the memories.”

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Tim also shared his touching tribute to Bronco on Twitter, capturing his friend as he neared the end of his life, his breathing labored.

“For so many people, [dogs] are our best friends and they provide so much joy and love.”

Tim’s fans reached out to him through social media, expressing their sympathies to the pro-athlete. Grandma Linda Mossy posted on his Instagram thread that “my heart breaks for you.”

“Nothing but the Lord can ease the pain over time. Been there myself. Remember all the good times with your boy Bronco. God is your strength in this time of suffering.”

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A fellow dog owner using the Instagram handle of Bently from the Burbs commented as to how emotional the video was.

“Our hearts ache for you and Bronco! So deeply sorry for your loss! Sending lots of love and pawsitive thoughts your way!”

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Tim buried his beloved dog in a meaningful place and can be seen kneeling in sorrow at his gravesite marked with a makeshift cross from two sticks in another Instagram post.

I’m so thankful and humbled by everyone’s support, prayers and love. I was able to lay Bronco to rest in a really special place. Thank you all for so much encouragement. I love you Bronco, thanks for being the sweetest boy.”

Many fans continue to pour out their condolences to Tim during his time of sorrow. We, too, understand the painful loss of a pet and express our sympathies to Tim.

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Source: People

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