Now, one TV and movie star is mourning the loss of his beloved dog, and shared the news with fans via a heartwarming tribute on social media.
Zach Braff is best known as the star of the long-running sitcom Scrubs, and for starring in and directing the film Garden State.
Off-screen, he’s also been the loving owner of a rescue dog named Roscoe, who he adopted 17 years ago.
Sadly, after a long and happy time together, the actor announced that Roscoe has passed away.
Braff broke the news on Instagram over the weekend: “Today I had to say goodbye to my best friend, Roscoe Braff.”
“Goodbye, my old friend. We’ll catch up some other time.”
While Braff is no doubt heartbroken about his dog’s passing, it sounds like he’s grateful for the time they had together, and the dog’s long life.
“He made it 17 years!” Braff wrote. “I feel so lucky that we found each other.”
The post also included an emotional photo of the two together at the vets office, one of their final moments together:
Braff wasn’t the only one who wrote a tribute to Roscoe. His girlfriend Florence Pugh, the Oscar-nominated star of Little Women and Midsommar, also got to know the dog well and paid her respects, calling the dog “the coolest of cool.”
“Thank you for all the love you gave and for all the kisses you treated me to,” Pugh wrote.
“I genuinely count myself lucky that I got to see such a beautiful friendship between a man and his dog.”
Losing a dog is always heartbreaking in the end, but the trip is always worth taking: Braff encouraged others to adopt pets, saying it was a life-changing experience.
“Adopt a dog. It was the best decision I ever made.”
Rest in peace, Roscoe Braff! It’s clear you were loved by your owner and so many others.
Share this story as a tribute to Roscoe and a reminder of the difference a rescue dog can make, even to a Hollywood star.