‘Yellowstone’ Star Brecken Merrill Shows Off Adorable ‘Late’ Christmas Gift

by Thad Mitchell

Brecken Merrill, a star on the hit television show “Yellowstone,” got an awesome Christmas surprise this week.

The 12-year-old Tate Dutton actor took to social media on Tuesday to share a photo of his gift with his fans and social media followers. Merrill was the recipient of a new puppy and, judging by his post, extremely proud of the “late” Christmas present.

“This Christmas surprise came a little late,” Merrill captions the post.

Merrill’s fans and social media followers certainly appreciated him sharing the news with the rest of the world. Only a few hours after the Instagram post, it had garnered more than 500 likes and nearly 30 comments.

The puppy appears to only be a few days old and Merrill doesn’t specify the breed of the dog.

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On “Yellowstone,” Merrill plays “cowboy in training” Tate Dutton, a young member of the Dutton family. Tate is the son of Kayce Dutton (Luke Grimes) and his wife Monica (Kelsey Asbille). He is also the grandson of Dutton family patriarch, John Dutton, played by Hollywood legend, Kevin Costner.

Tate, who often lets his curiosity get the best him, is one of the most beloved characters on the show. Over the course of the show’s 3 seasons, Tate’s development has been a treat for fans to watch. In fact, some fans may find that Tate Dutton is the “most important” character in the series.

“Tate has grown so much over the course of three seasons,” the Yellowstone Instagram page proclaims.

In addition to his numerous acting credits, Merrill is also a child model.

Merrill recently announced he had wrapped up his filming duties for the upcoming fourth season of “Yellowstone.” Upon wrapping up his part in the new season, Merrill took to social media to thank everyone for making the show a big success.

For more, learn about the latest from “Yellowstone” here.