Andrew Koenig's parents have already asked for help from anybody who can provide information that would lead to their missing son's safe return. Now, Walter and Judith Koenig are making a direct appeal to Andrew himself.
In a press conference, the missing "Growing Pains" actor's parents delivered a message directly to their missing son. According to their heartfelt statements, they only wish to know that Andrew is safe.
"I just want to know that you're OK," said Walter Koenig, best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in the original "Star Trek" television series. "If it means you just want to stay here, that's OK. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."
"Andrew, there is help," said the missing actor's mother, referring to Andrew's widely publicized battle with depression. "You have so many gifts to offer this world and so much yet to do in this world. Look how many people love and care about you."
Andrew, known for his role as Richard "Boner" Stabone on "Growing Pains," was last seen in Vancouver on February 14th. Police have received tips regarding the missing actor's possible whereabouts but have yet to locate him, leading some to fear the worst.
"I don't want to think that way," Walter told the "Today" show when asked about the possibility that his son has died. "I'm trying very hard not to think that way."
Andrew's parents have asked anyone with information regarding their son's disappearance to call authorities in Vancouver at (604) 717-2540.
"You are loved," Judith said. "You count, and you matter."