Breakups are never easy, especially when there are other people involved and when I say “people” I’m obviously referring to pets. In most cases, there is a clear guardian that the animal will stay with, but that doesn’t necessarily make it any easier on the other party.
So, when Rebecca Hernandez and her high school sweetheart Frankie parted ways after a rocky marriage, their jointly adopted pupper Apollo stayed with Rebecca. However, Frankie found himself missing his dog (and his wife) so much, that he continues to send Apollo a birthday card every year to this day and it might be the sweetest thing we’ve ever seen.
Meet Rebecca, Frankie and their adorable fur baby Apollo.
What a sweet family.
Rebecca and Frankie, who is a US Marine, got married back in 2012 once Rebecca finished college and adopted Apollo soon after.
Rebecca says that the active pup has always kept them on their toes.
“Apollo is always doing something he wasn’t supposed to and constantly destroying anything we ever bought him,” Hernandez told Buzzfeed. “But he is extremely loving and really spoiled by everyone in his life.”
Not long after they were married, Rebecca and Frankie began having problems and made the decision to get separated.
They have been apart for the past two years, but neither has taken the steps to file for divorce.
“It’s been rocky,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of growing up to do. We still get sentimental when we speak because we will always love each other.”
However, when Frankie comes home to visit his family he also visits Apollo and sends the sweet pup a birthday gift every single year.
This year, Apollo received a Petco gift card with a sweet letter inside. Frankie ended his letter with “continue to be there for her like you were for me.”
I might need a minute…
That’s the sweetest thing I’ve ever heard.
Rebecca shared this special gift on Twitter and it has since garnered almost 40K likes.
Naturally, everyone is feeling pretty emotional.
And several people are rooting for the couple to get back together.
Rebecca says the response to her tweet has been overwhelming.
“We are both so overwhelmed by it all. Everyone has hopes for us both. They say they’re crying but I think we are the ones really feeling emotional about it all,” she said.
Rebecca’s family has also been hoping that the pair will reconcile.
“Our families believe that this is what is going to bring us back together again,” she said. “Who knows where this will lead for our relationship.”