We're not crying, you're crying
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Tom Hardy may play the bad guy in his Hollywood movies, and he may even chase down thieves like a real-life action hero, but he definitely has a softer side. As well as reading bedtime stories on CBeebies and showing us what a good father looks like, he’s also a well-known animal lover.
So when his dog, Woody, passed away this weekend Tom shared his heartbreak with fans.
‘I don’t normally speak out about family and friends but this is an unusual circumstance,’ Tom started in the tear-jerking tribute.
‘Woody… was far too young to leave us and we at home are devastated by his loss. I am ultimately grateful for his loyal companionship and love and it is of some great comfort that he is no longer suffering. Above all I am completely gutted. The world for me was a better place with him in it and by my side.
‘To the bestest friend ever. To me and to a family who loved him beyond words and whom he loved without doubt more than I have ever known. Woody was the bestest of journey companions we ever could dream of having. Our souls intertwined forever.
‘He was a special bro, a shining example of man’s best friend. He burnt very, very bright and those that burn very bright sometimes burn half as long. Thank you Woody, for choosin to find us. We will love you and are with you and you with us forever. Never ever ever forgotten. Your Boy tom xxx.
‘I love you beyond words. To the moon and back again and again to infinity and beyond. Run with Max now and the angels. I will see you when I get there. With all of me, I love you always. Thank you for your love, beautiful boy.’
Tom rescued the stray pooch after a dramatic car chase and Woody was previously named the 73rd most influential animal by TIME magazine.
RIP Woody 🙁