Actor Justin Hartley often is called to perform tearjerking scenes on the hit TV show This Is Us, but he had a real-life moment this past week when his senior rescue dog, Memphis, passed away.
Hartley posted a photo collage of Memphis with the caption: “For Memphis, one of the funniest, toughest and sweetest animals I ever had the pleasure of loving. Thanks for making our lives better. I really wish we had more time. Rest In Peace little dude.”
Hartley and his wife Chrishell Stause adopted Memphis and another dog, Gracie, back in December 2016. At the time, Memphis was already 10 years old. Hartley’s family wanted nothing more than to spoil the senior dog and give him a safe and comfortable forever home.
“The rest of their lives is Boca Raton,” Hartley told PEOPLE about his two rescue dogs back in November 2017. “I don’t expect much from them. I just want them to hang out and enjoy life.”
From the look of the photos Hartley shared, Memphis got just that.