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I am so very sorry, @safehavens, that this unfortunate thing had to happen while your soul mate was on his family vacation. He not only Lost man's best friend but it put a terrible monkey wrench in his family holiday and Now... Bawled his eyes out.
I feel he loves you enough to even Confide in you, which Means he wanted to let you in on the tragedy because he felt he Needed to hear your sweet voice and know that even though you are miles away, you are there for him with a shoulder to cry on and lean on.
Go ahead and do what you Planned with his 'My boyfriend's birthday.' I think he will find it a beautiful gesture and when he Comes Back, Give this to him Instead. He may be feeling a bit better by then.
For now, do something special with just you and him in the picture so he can look at you and smile and say through his tears "What an amazing girl I have and will have and will hold."
Good luck and again, my condolences.. xx