• Tim Tebow shares tearful goodbye video for Bronco, ‘one of the best dogs ever'

    By: Kelli Dugan, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow posted an emotional goodbye to his longtime furry friend, Bronco, who died Wednesday.

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    "One of the toughest goodbyes," Tebow wrote on Instagram. "Wanted to make a special tribute to the sweetest boy ever -- thank you for all the joy you brought and all the memories. ... If you had the pleasure of meeting Bronco, one of the best dogs ever, I would love to hear your story."

    According to ESPN, Tebow often referred to Bronco, a 9-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback, as “his son. The pair adopted one another in 2010, shortly after the Denver Broncos selected Tebow in the NFL draft.

    On Thursday, Tebow posted an update to Instagram, saying he buried Bronco in a "special place.” A photo of the former player “Tebowing” in tribute accompanied the post.

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