Glenn Beck on Monday shared a clip with his audience about a "family matter" that he said made everyone on his staff cry when they saw it.
"I have a family thing that you already know about, but we put something together to finally kind of officially say something," Beck explained on his television program.
Beck said goodbye to his dog Victor last March, more than a decade after the loyal dog came into his family's life. Over that decade, Beck said, Victor became his "best friend," watching over his family while he was away and protecting them in the wake of countless death threats.
Beck told his audience that putting down Victor was one of the hardest decisions he's ever had to make, but after much reflection and prayer, he knew putting his best friend out of his misery was the right thing to do.
Beck and his family recently welcomed a new dog, Uno, into their lives, and Beck said the clip is "look back and [a] look forward."
"I miss him," Beck said of Victor, his voice thick with emotion. "I just want my friend. I just want my friend."
But Beck and his family couldn't be more happy to welcome Uno into the family.
"When they bond with the family, they're amazing animals," Beck said, petting Uno. "They're so wicked smart. Treat them well and they will lay down their life for you. Just love them and -- I love this -- this is going to make me cry here. Victor used to come up all the time just like this and put his head in my lap ... just like this."
"If you just love them, they'll treat you -- they are part of the family. They just become part of the family," Beck concluded.
Watch the complete clip, below.
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