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Howard paid tribute to a fallen friend on Monday after losing his cat, Charlie, who he adopted five years ago.
Charlie spent two years in a cage at a shelter before Howard and Beth discovered the 22-pound cat and adopted him. Charlie, in fact, was originally called "Kitty" by the staff because they had thought he was a female.
While initially hesitant in his new environment, Charlie soon felt at home in the Stern household and became a mainstay in the kitchen. "He was just the greatest cat," Howard said. He even found a friend in fellow Stern household resident Sophia, a blind cat whom he constantly groomed.
Unfortunately, after living a happy life the past few years, Charlie was diagnosed with cancer and passed away over the weekend.
Rest in peace, "Chunk."