The fluffy Pomeranian sadly died in his sleep Friday and his many fans paid their last respects.
According to a social media announcement written by “Boo’s humans”, he died early Friday morning at the age of 12.
“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy. Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort. We know that Buddy was the first to greet him on the other side of that rainbow bridge, and this is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time.”
Check out the heartfelt Instagram post below:
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Dearest friends of Boo, With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning and has left us to join his best friend, Buddy. Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort. We know that Buddy was the first to greet him on the other side of that rainbow bridge, and this is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time. Since starting Boo’s FB page, I’ve received so many notes over the years from people sharing stories of how Boo brightened their days and helped bring a little light to their lives during difficult times. And that was really the purpose of all this…Boo brought joy to people all over the world. Boo is the happiest dog I’ve ever met. He was so easy going that we never had to bother with training. He made the manliest of men squeal with delight over his cuteness and made everyone laugh with his quirky, tail wagging personality. Over the years Boo met some super cool people, a lot of crazy talented people, but most of all so many kind people…friends who gave him endless love, people who prioritized his comfort over getting that perfect picture, partners who understood that Buddy ALWAYS had to be included, and last but definitely not least, the amazing doctors, therapists, and staff at Adobe Animal Hospital and Sage Veterinary Centers for the countless hours of care and dedication they poured into Buddy and Boo. I brought Boo home in the spring of 2006 and so started the greatest, most heartwarming friendship of all time. Shortly after Buddy died, Boo showed signs of heart issues. We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us. He hung on and gave us over a year. But it looks like it was his time, and I’m sure it was a most joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven. Boo, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you until the day we meet again. Have fun running around with Buddy and creating adorable mischief wherever you guys go. Thank you to all of you for following along on their silly adventures over the past 10 years. They sure had a LOT of fun. With love and our deepest gratitude, Boo’s humans
The post explained how Boo started to have heart complications last year following the death of Buddy, his close friend, and Pomeranian as well. There is a common myth of people dying from a broken heart and it seems dogs can fall victim to it too.
“We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us,” the post read.
His owners added that it must have been a “joyous moment for them when they saw each other in heaven.” The adorable pup rose to fame via social media in 2009. His owner even published a book in 2011 entitled “Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog”. Since, news outlets referred to the pet as “world’s cutest dog”, confirming the nickname. Ranking in social influence along the likes of today’s biggest stars, Boo had over 16 million Facebook followers and 550,000 on Instagram.
Take a look at his fans’ sweet tributes:
Rest in peace Boo. The world's most adorable dog. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/6AT7zgJzUG
— JohnFilms (@johnfilms01) January 19, 2019
Will never forget the time I found a cut-out picture of Boo the dog in my grandma’s purse. Guys, she SNIPPED IT OUT OF A MAGAZINE. Rip Boo 😭 https://t.co/TbFCVTCUMq
— Renee Klahr (@reneeklahr) January 19, 2019
We're hitting the point where the first cohort of very famous internet pets are reaching the end of their little lives, and now one of Facebook's fuzzy titans, Boo the Dog, is laid to rest. The king is dead, long live the king. pic.twitter.com/wkyl4WlhnT
— Kate Rose 👁🗨 (@KateRoseBee) January 19, 2019
2019 has officially taken Boo the Dog away from us and I’m legitimately upset pic.twitter.com/7wwrIQRKw3
— happy new yerin (@erinadequate) January 19, 2019
We hope Boo will rest peacefully in doggy heaven.
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