A few days ago, Orlando Bloom announced that his beloved pet named Mighty went missing. After searching for a week, the 43-year-old actor revealed that Mighty has already died.
It was Wednesday morning when the Pirates of the Caribbean star shared an Instagram post as a tribute to his late dog. The post included footage of the new ink on his chest, which he got in honor of Mighty. The design of Orlando’s new tattoo consists of the pup’s name together with the symbol of an ace of spades enclosed in a heart.
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I don’t recall a time in my life where I’ve been so broken wide open. The rawness I have felt over these past few days and sleepless nights at the idea of my little man being lost and scared, with me unable to do anything to protect him, is a waking nightmare. I feel powerless… maybe like so many others who are losing loved ones or unable to see our loved ones because of the times. Cherish the moments we share with the ones we love because nothing is promised. Trust it and don’t be afraid of love or the fear of losing love. Love is eternal. The bond between Mighty and I shows devotion in ways I have not truly understood until now. I am a devoted father & partner, still, there is a reason why they call them ‘man’s best friend’. I miss him. Send out a prayer for my little strong and Mighty boy to find his way back to his family. 🙏❤️
In an emotional caption, Orlando announced that Mighty was already on the other side. The actor said that he searched for seven days from sunrise to sunset and even to the wee hours. However, that day, they found Mighty’s collar.
Orlando shared that that week, he wept more than he thought possible, which he considered as both very cathartic and healing. He continued that, during the search, he left no stone unturned and crawled through the manholes, and checked every backyard and creek beds. He even hired two separate sniffer dogs, in the hopes of finding Mighty more quickly.
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Mighty’s on the other side now. After 7 days of searching from sunrise to sunset and into the wee hours, today, the 7th day ~the number of completion~ we found his collar… I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing… I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the man holes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well. I feel so grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion. I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond. He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you. RIP my MIGHTY HEART my little fellow A ♠️’s ❤️Thank you to the community for allowing me to search through their yards for him and supporting my midnight walks. It was reassuring to see the best of people even in the worst of times. To the angels of @dogdayssar I’m forever in your debt. You ladies are heaven sent. Lastly thank you to @scottcampbell for the ink. I love you brother❤️l
Although he was heartbroken, Orlando said that he was grateful to have learned from his dog that love is eternal. Mighty also taught him the true meaning of devotion. According to Orlando, his beloved pup was more than a companion to him. They had a soul connection.
Before the Hollywood actor ended his post, he did not forget to thank his neighbors and the community members who allowed him to search through their yards for his dog. He said that they supported his midnight walks. Orlando also showed appreciation for the California-based group that helped in his search called Dog Days Search & Rescue as well as his friend, who did his tattoo.
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