NCIS alum Pauley Perrette has fans in tears with her latest post which was a tribute to her late mother, Donna Bell.
Pauley shared a sweet picture that featured her mom holding her when she was just a little girl with pretty blonde hair. The actress and activist posted the throwback photo on her mother’s birthday.
She took the opportunity to reflect on her childhood and her mother’s passing: “My mom and I were twins. I wish I had one more hug. RIP and happy birthday Donna Bell, better known as Mommy.”
My mom and I were twins. I wish I had one more hug. RIP and happy birthday Donna Bell, better known as Mommy pic.twitter.com/eWqWilIHG5
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) December 19, 2018
Donna passed away in 2002 following a battle with cancer, and she has found ways to keep her memory alive.
Recently, Pauley and both Mark Harmon made headlines after an odd incident pushed her out of NCIS. Pauley left after 15 seasons on the series playing the genius/goth Abby Sciuto.
The TV star shared at the time: “I hope the fans will remember everything that Abby has taught all of us over the course of this entire run. Just to remember, with me, everything that Abby’s given to us. And everything she’s taught us. I cannot thank you enough. I am so blessed to have fans like you, and it means everything to me.”
She went on to say: “I have learned from my fans just such an incredible love and support. Abby fans are incredible; they really are the best. I can’t imagine a fan group being any better than that. They really make me smile. My fans are funny, and they’re smart, and they’re kind, and they’re caring, and they’ve been so supportive. Not only of Abby, on the show, but of me, of Pauley. I love them. I’m proud of the group of fans that Abby has attracted because it’s a pretty amazing group of people.”
Fans had nothing but kind words for Pauley upon seeing the photo.
One person replied: “What a great picture.. she was indeed beautiful..she’s watching you from above.”
Another follower stated: “Beautiful picture. Sending hugs (altho I know it’s not the same as a hug from Mum) xx? Love to see you with your natural blonde hair again. Its hard when certain times of the year come around, and they aren’t here. I lost my mum on the 28th December. Years ago now but I will always remember her & my dad more so at this time. Happy birthday to your lovely mummy. xoxo”
This fan wrote: “I feel your pain, my dad passed away August two years ago, I lost my aunt, Susan in September. It’s not the ones that die who hurt but those left behind. I pray for strength for you. I went to the cemetery to take flowers to Grandma and Grandpa, and my dad all in Rochelle, Ga.”
Fans are eagerly waiting on Pauley’s return to acting.