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This Woman’s Ex Still Sends A Birthday Card To Their Dog Each Year

This guy wins (pet) dad of the year.

For all those with fur babies out there, grab some tissues and prepare for the waterworks to start.

This woman’s ex still sends their dog, Apollo, a birthday present each year, even though they broke up years ago. Along with the present, he also sends a card with a letter to Apollo, and it’s just too cute to handle.

The woman tweeted about the sweet gesture, including a picture of Apollo, with the heartfelt message included. See the original tweet and letter below.

“Hey Buddy,

Sorry for the late birthday gift. Work has been hectic. So I didn’t get a chance to get you something on time. Anyways, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you got spoiled on your special day. I also hope you’re doing well. Knowing you, I’m sure you haven’t slowed down and are just as much of a handful now as you were when we first got you. Usually this is Β the part where I tell you some story of how you got on my nerves like when you chewed up my credit card and then hid it. (I still have that card by the way) or how you did something incredibly adorable or funny like your first ever bath. But to be honest as precious as those memories are to me it’s the little thing I tend to think about the most.

Those times where me and you would just chill on the couch and watch TV. How you would be up every time I got up early in the morning to see me off to work. The play fights we would have together. Those pictures your mom would send me of that absolutely pathetic/adorable face you would make every time as you watched her leave for work. These are the things I will remember the most.

Watching you grow up from a puppy that fit in the palm of my hand to the overgrown big dog that you are now was nothing short of an adventure, and I loved every moment of it. There is honestly not one time where thinking of you has failed to put a smile on my face. I will forever be great grateful to you for that. Thank you. I wasn’t able to get you something for Christmas so I added a little extra to your card. Try not to destroy your new toys too quickly πŸ™‚ I love you, Buddy. There isn’t a day that I don’t think of you. As always, continue to take care of yourself and your mom.

Continue to be there for her like you were for me.

I miss you Buddy. See you when I see you.

Love, Dad.”

The original tweet has since gone viral and people are overwhelmed with emotion.

Many, including the users @okokays and @katee_bo_batee, have responded with GIFs to describe their reaction:

 

Even Petco joined in on the fun!

After seeing the love Apollo received from the tweet, Petco also sent him a belated birthday present filled with all sorts of toys and goodies.

Apollo’s owner also revealed that the pup is loving the attention:

Between the card, the adorable letter and the Petco gift card, this man definitely wins the award of “best pet dad.”

You’re one lucky pup, Apollo, and happy belated birthday!

[h/t: Distractify]