Chad Michael Murray’s “Best Bud & 1st Born Son” Passes

Excuse us while we grab the tissues. Chad Michael Murray’s 15-year-old dog, Joe, passed away and he could not have written a more heartfelt and beautiful tribute to his old friend.

“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. 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. 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.”

The One Tree Hill actor shared the photo and message on his Instagram account on Monday. Chad and his wife gave birth to their first child in May and we can only imagine the joy they felt in Joe sticking around to meet their newest family member!

Rest In Peace, Joe! You were clearly loved.