The actor is making his bond with Nick Cordero permanent.
Zach Braff is honoring his late friend Nick Cordero in a very touching way.
The "Scrubs" actor chose to commemorate Nick with a tattoo portrait, getting inked just one month after the Broadway star lost his hard-fought battle with COVID-19.
Zach enlisted the help of iconic tattoo artist Dr. Woo, who created a sketch of Nick dancing in a three-piece suit. The portrait was reminiscent of Nick's role in the musical "Bullets Over Broadway," which he starred in alongside Zach in 2014.
"Just for clarity's sake, he didn’t have COVID-19 anymore. What COVID did to Nick is what it does to a lot of people, it comes in and wreaks havoc on your body. Then it leaves and you don't have it anymore, but you're left with what the doctors called 'lungs that look like Swiss cheese,'" Zach recently revealed on his podcast.
He added that Nick would have required a double-lung transplant and additional amputations to recover, but his body was not strong enough to handle the operations.
Zach continued, "He just deteriorated, deteriorated, deteriorated, until the point where they put him on the ventilator and then he never came back."
Before Nick lost his ability to communicate, Zach explained that he sent him one final text message that will impact the rest of his life.
"The last thing he ever texted me was to look out for his wife and one year old son, Elvis. I promise the world they will never want for anything. I feel so incredibly grateful I got to have Nick Cordero enter my life," Zach wrote on his Instagram.