Ryan Dorsey Celebrates His and Late Naya Rivera's 'Sweet' Son Josey on His 7th Birthday

Ryan Dorsey, Josey Dorsey, Naya Rivera
Ryan Dorsey, Josey Dorsey, Naya Rivera

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Ryan Dorsey went all out to celebrate son Josey Hollis' 7th birthday.

Not only did the Big Sky actor, 39, surprise his little boy with a Goldendoodle puppy just before his birthday, but he also treated him to a Batman-themed celebration.

In a series of photos shared on Instagram Friday, the little boy can be seen smiling as he enjoys a slice of birthday cake and time with his dad and his new dog.

Dorsey noted that the post was also in celebration of National Son Day, writing, "@joseydorsey My sweet 7year old growing-too-fast-smart boy, 🌞 I love you more than earth loves the sun, my son 🌞❤️😚."

Later on, Dorsey shared a post that showed Josey taking on a unique and cool opportunity — throwing the first pitch at a Charleston Dirty Birds baseball game.

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Dorsey proudly shared a video of Josey on the mound, writing, "My guy walked out there for the first time almost like he's done it his whole life!! 😂"

"@joseydorsey throwing out the first pitch on his birthday!" he continued, adding, "Big thanks to @dirtybirdscwv for making this special moment happen for JoJo on his big day!"

Dorsey shares Josey with late ex Naya Rivera, who died in July 2020 at age 33 as a result of a drowning accident after she and Josey rented a boat at Lake Piru in Southern California. When the Glee star didn't return the boat on time, staff found it on the north side of the lake with Josey sleeping in his life jacket on board, but no sign of Rivera.

The actress was missing for five days before she was found on July 13, and an autopsy later determined Rivera's cause of death to be an accidental drowning. Authorities later said that Rivera likely saved Josey by putting him back on board the boat before she died.

In May, Dorsey shared an emotional reflection on Mother's Day in which he talked about spending the day alone while Josey was with his grandmother. Opening up about visiting the cemetery on that day, Dorsey shared memories that the ride brought back.

"On the way there's places I pass that bring back times. This is where we took him when he was little that one time…Damn, we had dinner there. That's the street I used to live on when we first met…she used to live there on Magnolia ... I miss my exit as I feel like I didn't blink for 10 minutes as my mind was wandering with so many flashes," Dorsey wrote.

"The harder I think about things, it's harder to believe. Un-f---ing-believable, still that this is reality. That this is our real life and I have to blink hard & shake my head as if to snap out of it & grasp the facts of it all once and for all. The thing about LA for me is its like every mile or so I drive is a memory of an experience that stings bc it's gone," he continued.

"Turning onto Forest Lawn Drive will always bring the memory of two summers ago. But the memories prior to that I have to be grateful for & our son. So I have my time & my talk & shed my tears. Talk about the dumb s--- that set us apart," Dorsey shared. "Thinking about regrets & how life could be, but how it is. Then I have to go on with my day and…that's all we can do is go on, go on while we can."