Star on The Young and the Restless Melissa Ordway (Abby) and her husband, Justin Gaston (former Ben Rogers, Days of Our Lives) suffered a terrible family tragedy just days before Christmas.
The couple lost their beloved dog, Buddy. Earlier in the weekend they posted missing signs everywhere desperately searching for him. Many in the soap world re-posted their Instagram image as they tried everything possible to find their best friend.
Unfortunately, that quest ended in the worst possible way. They found Buddy, but he had passed away. They lost their family dog, and Justin shared the absolutely heartbreaking news in the Instagram post below. Melissa also posted a beautiful tribute to the family’s best friend.
It is never easy to lose a member of your family, and it’s especially difficult during holidays. Our hearts go out to their beautiful little family at this unbelievably sad time.
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we lost our best friend in the whole world yesterday. I know he is chasing squirrels in heaven right now and that was his favorite thing to do. I just wanted to thank everyone who posted and looked for him. Melissa and I won't ever be able to express how grateful we are. he was so loved and I can't wait to see him again one day. We will walk to get coffee every day buds and you won't have to wear a leash and you can chase all the squirrels you want and I won't stop you. I love you buds friend.
Thank you to everyone who has been out searching for our best friend. We are humbled by the outpouring of love.I'm heartbroken and devastated to report that we have found Buddy and he is in heaven now. We had the privilege of being his parents for the last 5 years. He was a cuddle bug, a gentleman, Livs main squeeze, our protector and our all around best friend. His name suited him. I know you are chasing squirrels in heaven and we will see you again some day. You are now are protector from heaven and our guardian angel. Words cannot express how much we love you. #RIP