Daniel Bryan, an American professional wrestler, has posted a heartfelt tribute to his dog Josie. Bryan indicated to his followers on social media that he recently rushed Josie to an emergency vet but she passed away shortly afterwards. He said that his family was devastated but in that grief, he tries to focus on gratitude, because their sweet Josie gave him so much.
Bryan further stated that Josie’s companionship helped him through some difficult times. He said that when he was going through a mental breakdown and no one else could get through to him, Josie held him together. Bryan noted that feeding her, walking her and playing with her gave him purpose, and her nurturing affection started healing his heart.
Bryan wrote the following tribute to Josie on his Instagram.
“On Wednesday I posted a picture of Josie, happy and playful. Less than 18 hours after taking that picture, I was rushing her to the emergency vet, where she passed shortly thereafter. Our family is devastated. But in this grief, I try to focus on gratitude, because our sweet Josie gave me so much. To Bri and I, Josie was our first baby, and Josie turned us from a couple into a family. When I was going through a mental breakdown and no one else could get through to me, Josie held me together. Feeding her, walking her and playing with her gave me purpose, and her nurturing affection started healing my heart. When I got neck surgery and I was alone and afraid, I envisioned Josie sitting on my chest, as she would often do, licking my nose, and that gave me comfort and courage. Josie made me laugh when I was sad, nurtured me when I was hurting, and brought joy to my heart on a daily basis. Thank you Josie, for the joy you brought our family.
Thank you Josie, for loving me the way that you did when I needed it most. We miss you deeply. We love you deeply. Always”.
On the other side, Bryan had earlier issued the following statement concerning the fires burning up the Amazon rainforest in an interview with SuperLuchas:
“As someone who cares about the environment, this whole situation affects me. And it covers more than just the environmental issue, there is also the problem of all the people who live in the Amazon rainforest. They are hundreds of thousands of people, and what they want is to move them to the cities. But that’s not how things work. You know what I mean, they have been living there for longer than anyone can remember, and they want to move them to the cities and expect them to work in factories or something? It is a tragedy, and I hope that it can soon be controlled and that everyone realizes that the Amazon is a central part of the ecosystem.”