Shemar Moore with mom Marilyn"Diary of a Mad Black Woman" Los Angeles PremiereArclight HollywoodHollywood, CA2/21/05©Jill Johnson/jpistudios.com310-657-9661
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On February 8, the Daytime Emmy winner fondly remembered his mom on Instagram.

We never met Shemar Moore’s mother, Marilyn, who passed away a year ago Monday. But thanks to the actor’s social-media posts, we sorta feel like we have a sense of her joyfulness and sass.

“Mom loved life, people, her family, her friends, her wine, weed… and me!” Moore captioned a photo of some of her favorite things. “And the ocean!”

From there, the S.W.A.T. star, formerly Malcolm on The Young and the Restless, went on to paint a vivid picture of Marilyn. She was “the greatest, smartest, funniest pain in my ass I have ever loved with all my soul and heart!”

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When she embraced someone, she really embraced them, too, according to her baby boy. “Mom, you lived an extraordinary life and gave so much love. I miss you sooo much… always will… ”

Actually, Moore envisioned a day when he and his mother would be reunited. He’d only have to miss her, he said, “until I finish making the rest of my dream come true… then I’ll come dance and talk [bleep] and laugh with you in heaven.”

Sweetly, the heartthrob signed his post “your one and only Boo.”

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After reading that heartfelt tribute, we’re gonna bet that you want to do two things: 1. Call your mom. 2. Scroll through the below photo gallery of more soap stars and their real-life moms. But call your mom first!

You may also want to read about the conversation that Moore had with his mom a day after the anniversary of her passing. She had some orders for her son!