If the weather or the government shutdown hasn’t brought on the winter blues, this might. Boo, “the world’s cutest dog”, died on Friday night. The heartwarming pomeranian’s death was confirmed by a Facebook post to his 16 million followers. The 12-year-old pup became an internet sensation after his owner started sharing videos of him and his companion, Buddy, on social media. Buddy passed in 2018.

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The Facebook post reads, “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.”


As of Saturday morning, the post has over 41,000 comments and 64,000 shares.  In 2012, Boo was named the Virgin America Official Pet Liasion. The year before, he had a book deal. His publishing includes “Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog.” The news of Boo’s passing was met with shock and grief by his fans.

One comment read, “Boo was the first pup I ever followed on Facebook. He was the cutest little teddy bear of a dog ever. I am so sorry for your loss.”

Venus the Two-Faced Cat, who has over one million Facebook fans, “wrote:” “He’s a true legend and we’ve so enjoyed following him for the past 6.5 years.”