RIP, “Mighty” dad Orlando mourns your tragic loss

Orlando Bloom says that he and his dog Mighty had a soul connection. Photo: Video Capture

Orlando Bloom is mourning his dog Mighty, revealing his pet has died after going missing a week ago.

On Wednesday morning, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 43, shared a tribute to his late pup on Instagram, including footage of new ink he got on his chest in honor of Mighty. The new tattoo includes the dog’s name with an ace of spades symbol enclosed in a heart.

“Mighty’s on the other side now,” Bloom began the emotional caption. “After 7 days of searching from sunrise to sunset and into the wee hours, today, the 7th day ~the number of completion~ we found his collar.”

“I have wept more this week than I thought possible, which has been very cathartic and healing,” he continued. “I left no stone unturned, crawled thru all the manholes, under the roads, searched every back yard and creek bed. Had two separate sniffer dogs do their best as well.”

The actor said he feels “grateful to have learned from my little Mighty man that love is eternal and the true meaning of devotion.”

“I feel sure he was looking down on me whistling in every back yard and knowing that I was doing all I possibly could to respect our bond,” wrote Bloom. “He was more than a companion. It was a soul connection for sure. I’m sorry. I love you. Thank you. RIP my MIGHTY HEART my little fellow A ♠️’s.”

Facebook page: Dog Days Search and Rescue

Bloom also thanked his neighbors and community members for “allowing me to search through their yards for him and supporting my midnight walks.” He also showed appreciation for Dog Days Search & Rescue, a Simi Valley, California–based group who helped in the search.

“It was reassuring to see the best of people even in the worst of times,” he wrote. “To the angels of @dogdayssar I’m forever in your debt. You ladies are heaven sent. Lastly thank you to @scottcampbell for the ink. I love you brother ❤️.”

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