A: Haha. Sure it was. You probably did all kinds of shit to make sure it kept loving you before you set it free.
If it never comes back, sleep well knowing that someone else is going to set it free, too, one day. And it’s not going back to that person either. But that person should sleep well knowing that one day still another person is going to set that same thing free.
This may happen many times, thus affording you – and many others – the satisfaction of knowing that the thing you have all set free will probably die alone and very unencumbered by human love and affection.