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Florence Pugh Honors Boyfriend Zach Braff's Close Friend Nick Cordero on His Birthday

Florence Pugh Honors Boyfriend Zach Braff's Close Friend Nick Cordero on His Birthday

Florence Pugh is honoring Nick Cordero on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

The 24-year-old Little Woman actress took to her Instagram on Thursday (September 17) to share a sweet message to the late Broadway actor for his birthday. Nick passed away in July from coronavirus complications.

“So. This amazing man is turning 42 today. Nick was the first to welcome me into this friendship group, he had this big open smile that makes you fall in love with him even if he hadn’t said anything yet,” Florence wrote. “Nick used to let me put ointments and beard balms and face masks on him after dinner when everyone else at the dinner table had politely refused.”

“He would eat ALL of my cooking. Everything. Even if it was burnt! He’d then go back for seconds, thirds, fourths.. each time mmm’ing and ah’ing with the same intensity as the first time,” Florence continued. “Nick sings like it’s as easy as breathing. His voice is like butter and if you ever had the pleasure of hearing it live you’d be so wrapped up in the song you wouldn’t have time to notice the goosebumps all over your skin.”

Florence is currently dating Zach Braff, who was a very close friends with Nick. During Nick‘s hospitalization, his wife Amanda Kloots and their son Elvis, 1, moved into Zach‘s guest house.

“My mum fell in love with him. She spent a whole dinner planted between Amanda and Nick, her gaze would jump between the two of them, almost like she was wrapped up in the middle of their love just admiring it,” Florence wrote. “My mum was so in love with him that she forgot to eat dessert.. which.. for our family, is a big f–king deal.”

Florence added: “Nick was the best cuddler. He was so big and so mighty he would wonderfully smother you and wouldn’t let go. I would find Zach and Nick cuddling on the sofa at the end of so many parties, it looked so comfortable it would be hard not to join. It’s hard to imagine someone so big and so mighty is no longer here anymore.”

“Nick had so much love. He had so much love to give it was impossible not to feel high whenever you’d leave him,” Florence ended her post. “Happy F–king Birthday darling, we shall have a mighty cheese board with all the chutneys and relishes in your honour. We’re thinking of you. ‘We love you to infinity and beyond!’”

Not long ago, Zach revealed the final text message he received from Nick before he lost consciousness. He spent over 90 days in the hospital fighting for his life.

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