“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is obtaining a heartwarming demonstrate of help from lovers following saying on air that his beloved dog of 12 decades handed absent.
“We recently had to say goodbye to Stella,” declared a crestfallen Sajak, 74, ending Monday night’s broadcast on a melancholy note. “It was a really unhappy time for the Sajak spouse and children.”
Sajak, 74, concluded the episode by displaying quite a few photographs of his deceased pooch in the course of “happier days,” prompting an outpouring of “awwws” from the studio viewers.
A single of the pics depicted the match show icon enjoying with Stella up coming to a ceramic Dalmatian, although other folks showed Sajak actively playing in the snow with her — and sitting in a chair with his canine companion at his aspect.
“We’re gonna overlook her,” Sajak explained after sharing the family members photos. “She was a fantastic mate.”
The reminiscing continued into Sajak’s article-clearly show banter with “WOF” co-host Vanna White, 64, through which he observed that they’d each decided to name their pets Stella, even while White’s fur child is a cat.
“You and I have a lot of matters in common,” Sajak advised his faithful letter-turner. “We the two have two little ones, we both have the very same abnormal blood form — but the weirdest of all, we independently, without the need of any individual figuring out it, we each named our pets the very same name.”
Needless to say, Sajak’s touching tribute struck a chord with viewers, who took to social media to offer you their #RIPStella condolences.
“So unfortunate to hear about the passing of Pat’s pet Stella,” reported just one properly-wisher. “My condolences are with you, Pat!”
A further supporter commented, “I really do not typically cry during Wheel of Fortune, but in this article we are.”
“Um woah my puppy just passed away Friday & tonight Pat’s talking about his recently deceased puppy way too? (Not too long ago as of no matter what this episode was taped.) Freaky!” an additional commiserator chimed in.