Young and the Restless star Melissa Ordway is mourning the loss of a special family member. The actress, who plays Abby Newman on Y&R, emotionally shared the sad news on social media, which saddened many of her followers.
Young and the Restless Actress Melissa Ordway Brokenhearted Over Tragic Loss
Melissa Ordway is grieving the death of her beloved dog, Riley. The Young and the Restless star took to Instagram earlier and confirmed that her "one of a kind" companion made his way to doggy heaven.
Melissa made a touching tribute to her fur baby on Instagram, sharing several photos of them together. The soap actress was clearly heartbroken with the passing of her beloved pet, whom she's been with for the past 16 years.
"Riley, my companion, my journal, my first child, the sweetest boy. One of a kind," the Young and the Restless actress penned. "I'll never forget the first time I saw you. You stole my heart. 16 years of memories."
Melissa Pays Tribute to Her 'Sweetest Boy'
Melissa Ordway and her family keep a positive attitude despite the sad news of Riley's passing. The Y&R actress finds solace in the thought of her pooch being in a much better place with her other dogs.
She also thanked Riley for bringing joy to their lives. Melissa added that her fur baby that he will be forever missed.
"Thank you for being an angel here on earth," the Young and the Restless star said. "Now you're amongst all the angels in heaven. I know you're playing with your brothers and running after a soccer ball. I love you. We all love you. We will miss you every day."
Y&R Stars Send Well-Wishes
Meanwhile, other Young and the Restless cast members sympathized with Melissa Ordway and her family. Actress Lauralee Bell (Christine Blair) immediately expressed her well-wishes for her co-star. "Thinking of you all! So, so hard," she commented on Melissa's post.
Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra) also sent her sympathy, saying, "I'm so, so sorry. What a gift. Sending you love." Meanwhile, Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea Lawson) was equally saddened as she's also a dog lover. "Oh, Melissa. I'm so, so sorry. They are our babies. Sending you soooo much love."
Melissa Ordway has always been fond of dogs. Before Riley's passing, she had at least two fur babies at home. She also considered them part of the family, which many find relatable.
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