Arnold’s tribute to Franco

Franco,
 
You've heard me say that I don't like when people call me a self-made man. 
 
You've even heard me say that you're part of the reason I could never accept that label.
 
But I wanted you to know why. 
 
From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.
 
When I finally got to America, I was alone. I'd left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn't the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn't thrive without you.
 
I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.
 
I will always miss you. But I'll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.
 
I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.
 
Love always,
 
Arnold
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Awesome tribute to a close friend.

RIP Franco

Only a very clearly heterosexual man like Arnold could get away with that tribute.

That was a beautiful tribute.

dusty.

Wow!  Very genuine.  

Very cool

I read this on Reddit bbing. Good stuff.

 

Here is Ric Drasin's tribute below. 

 

Great pics I've never seen plus a quick Guinness Record water jug story.

 

Am I the only one that didn't know Franco used his thumbnail to pop the water bottle??

 

RIP big guy. I was always mirin.

 

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First Class

just one super RIPPED dude showing mad respect to another super RIPPED dude. this is what life should be about. if this doesn't inspire you to get on the path to righteousness, I don't know what will. that was beautiful. that's the only motivation I need for today. 

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Straydog24 -
Franco,
 
You've heard me say that I don't like when people call me a self-made man. 
 
You've even heard me say that you're part of the reason I could never accept that label.
 
But I wanted you to know why. 
 
From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.
 
When I finally got to America, I was alone. I'd left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn't the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn't thrive without you.
 
I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.
 
I will always miss you. But I'll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.
 
I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.
 
Love always,
 
Arnold

"the pump" still being such a thing to arnold, you think he and franco ever...experimented a little when alone. high from working out all day, you look over at your best friend, the person you almost share one soul with and think can we maybe do something that will bring us even closer, cement our love for each other and honor it in the most natural masculine way possible.

pumpkinpuss -
Straydog24 -
Franco,
 
You've heard me say that I don't like when people call me a self-made man. 
 
You've even heard me say that you're part of the reason I could never accept that label.
 
But I wanted you to know why. 
 
From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.
 
When I finally got to America, I was alone. I'd left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn't the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn't thrive without you.
 
I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.
 
I will always miss you. But I'll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.
 
I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.
 
Love always,
 
Arnold

"the pump" still being such a thing to arnold, you think he and franco ever...experimented a little when alone. high from working out all day, you look over at your best friend, the person you almost share one soul with and think can we maybe do something that will bring us even closer, cement our love for each other and honor it in the most natural masculine way possible.


What?

Sackick -
pumpkinpuss -
Straydog24 -
Franco,
 
You've heard me say that I don't like when people call me a self-made man. 
 
You've even heard me say that you're part of the reason I could never accept that label.
 
But I wanted you to know why. 
 
From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.
 
When I finally got to America, I was alone. I'd left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn't the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn't thrive without you.
 
I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.
 
I will always miss you. But I'll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.
 
I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.
 
Love always,
 
Arnold

"the pump" still being such a thing to arnold, you think he and franco ever...experimented a little when alone. high from working out all day, you look over at your best friend, the person you almost share one soul with and think can we maybe do something that will bring us even closer, cement our love for each other and honor it in the most natural masculine way possible.


What?



he is fantasizing  about them fucking each other.  there are a lot of homos on this forum. 

 

Definitely worth a listen...

https://youtu.be/GO3kPUUm0n8

pumpkinpuss -
Straydog24 -
Franco,
 
You've heard me say that I don't like when people call me a self-made man. 
 
You've even heard me say that you're part of the reason I could never accept that label.
 
But I wanted you to know why. 
 
From the minute we met in Munich, you were my partner in crime. We pushed each other, we competed with each other, and we laughed at every moment along the way.
 
When I finally got to America, I was alone. I'd left my family, my country, my whole life behind. So when I asked Joe Weider to bring you to train with me, it was because I knew I wasn't the same without my best friend. I could thrive without money, without my parents, but I couldn't thrive without you.
 
I am devastated today. But I am also so, so grateful for the 54 years of friendship and joy we shared. The pumps, the chess games, the construction work, the meals, the pranks, the life lessons - we did it all together. We grew and we learned and we loved. My life was more fun, more colorful, and more complete because of you.
 
I will always miss you. But I'll also know that a part of you lives on in me, in Debbie, in Maria, and in the millions of people you inspired every day you lived. And I will be there for Maria and Debbie, so you can rest now with no worries.
 
I love you Franco. I will always remember the joy you brought to my life, the advices you gave me, and the twinkle in your eye that never disappeared. You were my best friend.
 
Love always,
 
Arnold

"the pump" still being such a thing to arnold, you think he and franco ever...experimented a little when alone. high from working out all day, you look over at your best friend, the person you almost share one soul with and think can we maybe do something that will bring us even closer, cement our love for each other and honor it in the most natural masculine way possible.


Joe rogan already did this bit and it wasn't funny then either