Grab the tissues!
Bruley, the French bulldog famous for his adorable cameos on seasons three and four of Queer Eye, passed away after suffering from heart problems in Los Angeles on Thursday.
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In a heartbreaking Instagram caption written by his owner Michelle Silva, she shared more about Bru’s final moments:
“My whole heart. My love bug. My best friend. My constant. My soul mate. My everything. I brought him home when he was 9 weeks old on a rainy day in New York City. Ten years later on a rainy day in LA, he passed away in my arms on my bedroom floor. Bru had been suffering from heart problems, and an instant heart attack was a possibility. He just had too much love and heart for his physical body. It all happened so fast, but I held him as he took his last breath, and I was able to tell him I loved him the very most. I told him everyday I loved him more than anything in the world, and I reminded him of that over and over as he slipped out of this life. My best friend and boyfriend held us both.”
If you weren’t already crying enough, Silva shared more about what Bruley loved most:
“He gave me more than I could have ever given him, and I was able to thank him for allowing me to be his mom. He chose me. We got to experience so much together; he loved traveling on planes and looking out the window! He was the ultimate copilot in the car when he wasn’t dangerously sprawled out across my lap as I drove. He was so very loved by my family and friends and even “non dog people.” He mastered the “jump kiss,” and I always had to explain to people that he wouldn’t buy you dinner first, he just went in for the full make-out.”
Even though Bru has crossed over the rainbow bridge, Michelle shared she will be exploring non-profit opportunities, as well as getting involved in bulldog rescue in memory of her pup:
“In the last year of his life, he found fame! Over the course of 16 episodes of @queereye, in just a few moments on screen, you guys all got a glimpse of the Bru I knew and loved. He was hilarious, stubborn, sometimes inappropriate, and always a sucker for a snack. He was pure love. It’s been so fun capturing his spirit and sharing more with you all here. I’ve taken a few days to process and grieve and figure out what’s next. I’ve realized, I don’t want to stop sharing the best of Bru. I also want to show you a little of what it was like the last few months dealing with an ailing dog in heart failure as more and more dogs are being diagnosed with the same issues. I was so close to completing Bru’s website with long-awaited merch. I’ll get there in time. I’ve also been exploring non-profit opportunities and getting involved in bulldog rescue. There is so much Bru inspired, and it’s so much bigger than I even realized.”
An outpouring of love has been shared on social media by QE fans for the sweet pup, including messages by Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk from the Netflix series:
Our baby Bru 😭 https://t.co/2HhQpd8wv4
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) October 4, 2019
On his Insta Story, Porowski wrote:
“Rest in puppy peace, because all dogs go to heaven, little one”
Sending so much love to Michelle and the Queer Eye fam!
[Image via Bruley/Instagram.]