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Tough Loss: Tim Tebow Posts Emotional Goodbye To His Deceased Dog Bronco

Former NFL star and current Minor League baseball player Tim Tebow recently experienced a tough loss as he's had to go through the painful task of having a pet put down.

Tebow was forced to have his dog Bronco put through the fatal procedure on Wednesday night and would share an emotional video of the animal in its final moments on Instagram, breaking down in tears as he fed him a snack for the last time.

He also shared several photos detailing a bit of a timeline from the time he got him as a puppy in 2010.

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"One of the toughest goodbyes," he lamented. "Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever – thank you for all the joy you brought and all the memories. Aunt Patty, thank you for loving him, and thank you to all the other people including Miss Shea and Miss Mindy for sharing so much love with Bronco. If you had the pleasure of meeting Bronco, one of the best dogs ever, I would love to hear your story."

Tebow also thanked Bronco's caretakes for looking after him when he was ill.

"Also, thank you for taking care of him every time he was sick – SEVO-Med, Blue Pearl Vet and UF Small Animal Vet Hospital (Go Gators)," he added.

Tim got the Rhodesian Ridgeback as a gift after he was drafted as the 25th pick by the Denver Broncos nine years ago and named him after the team.

“It made sense when I just got drafted by the Broncos,” he told AOL.com in an interview last year. “We’ve always liked the name, we always liked that truck, so we talked about it and we were like, yeah, that’s really cool.”

Tebow left pro football in 2016 and has been a member of the Syracuse Mets since then.

The former quarterback also took to Twitter to post a video of himself and Bronco at the vet's; the canine's breathing sounded quite labored, giving the impression that he did not have much longer to go.

"I'm so thankful and humbled by everyone’s support, prayers and love," he added in another tweet on Thursday. "I was able to lay Bronco to rest in a really special place. Thank you all for so much encouragement. I love you Bronco, thanks for being the sweetest boy."

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