Gretchen Fullido took to social media to pen a heartwarming message for Kim Atienza who said goodbye to ABS-CBN on Friday, October 1.
On her Instagram page, Gretchen shared various snapshots of Kim with the TV Patrol family.
"To my dressing roommate on TV Patrol for 11 years, my triathlon teammate, my KimChen partner, to the number one alaskador on set, my Kuya and sorta kinda a father figure to me (halos magka-age sila ng Erps ko kasi ) l will super dooper miss you Kuya Kim!" Gretchen wrote.
She remarked that his TV Patrol family will continue to support him in his new endeavors.
"Kahit nasaan ka man, we will support you always Excited for the blessings and opportunities in store for you!" she wrote.
Gretchen added, "Sabi mo nga: ‘Ang Buhay ay weather weather Lang.’”
Kim emotionally bid goodbye to the Kapamilya network via TV Patrol on Friday.
ABS-CBN also released a statement regarding Kim's departure from the network.
"Today (October 1), Kim Atienza bid goodbye to the viewers of TV Patrol after many years of delivering the nightly weather news," the network said in a statement.
ABS-CBN commended Kim for his 17 years of sharing knowledge to the Filipino viewers.
"No doubt, Kuya Kim has become an iconic name on Philippine television just like his predecessor in our primetime newscast, the late Ernie Baron. For 17 years, he shared knowledge and wonder to our viewers, as well as the many young Filipinos who grew up watching and learning from him in 'Matanglawin,'" ABS-CBN said.
"We thank him for his dedication, passion, and most of all, service to the Filipino people. All the best, Kuya Kim!" the statement added.