And people can’t handle it.
Meet Rebecca and Frankie Hernandez. The high school sweethearts – who grew up together in Texas – tied the knot in 2012, and soon after they welcomed a furry baby into their lives: a pit bull mix puppy named Apollo.
At the time, Frankie was in the Marines and the family of three lived together in California. The young couple fell in love with their pup, who “had us on our toes since day one.” Rebecca adds: “[He is] always doing something he wasn’t supposed to and constantly destroying anything we ever bought him. But he is extremely loving and really spoiled by everyone in his life.”
Unfortunately, Rebecca and her husband soon started having problems, and they decided to separate in 2015. She says: “It’s been rocky. We’ve had a lot of growing up to do. We still get sentimental when we speak because we will always love each other.” Following the couple’s split, Rebecca relocated to her hometown of Mercedes with Apollo, but Frankie is still a part of their pet’s life.
Apollo recently celebrated his fourth birthday, and Frankie sent his beloved pup a sweet birthday card, as he’s done for every birthday and major holiday since the couple’s breakup. In the latest note, Frankie told his dog he “loved every moment” of watching him grow up. He ended the card with: “continue to be there for her like you were for me. I miss you buddy. See you when I see you. Love, Dad.”
Rebecca shared the heartwarming story on Twitter, and people didn’t know how to deal with it. Many are rooting for the couple to get back together.
I just started crying hard af and im in public https://t.co/M51wvN2N99
— petty wap🤢 (@zolaknowles69) April 19, 2017
— kaylee🌻✨🌼 (@Okokays) April 19, 2017
@BeckzLove Ok but, the important question.. you going to be a family again or what?
— April 29th👸🏽 (@XoxHaleyMarie) April 19, 2017
Rebecca says the whole experience has been “an emotional rollercoaster to say the least, for both of us.” She adds: Our families believe that this is what is going to bring us back together again. Who knows where this will lead for our relationship.”