Channing Tatum is best known for his leading-man looks, but the actor is also an animal lover, who has several rescued animals, including a horse, named Smoke. The celebrity A-lister even had a pet goat, named Heather. The goat recently passed away and Tatum made a point to pay tribute to his good friend by posting a heart-warming photo of Heather with his daughter, Everly. It’s clear Heather was a special part of this family, and Tatum even lovingly refers to her as “Sweets” in the Instagram caption.

“Girl and her goat. RIP Heather. You had a damn good long run sweets,” he wrote.

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It’s pretty clear why Tatum and his family loved Heather as much as most of us adore our cats and dogs. After all, goats are great! They love to play, cuddle, and they make awesome friends. It’s also wonderful to see a celebrity helping to spread a message of compassion for farm animals, who often know nothing but suffering in their short lives. Rest in peace, Heather. We know you’ll be missed.

Lead image source: channingtatum/Instagram