- Boo the Pomeranian dog passed away Friday due to heart problems
- He got ill shortly after his fellow canine friend Buddy died over a year ago
- The pooch passed away in his sleep and his owner said ‘his heart literally broke’
- A Facebook statement read: ‘Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort’
- The account with over 17 million followers shared a post from ‘Boo’s humans’
Social media sensation Boo the Pomeranian dog passed away Friday due to heart problems he started experiencing shortly after his fellow canine friend Buddy died in 2017.
The news was confirmed on the pooch’s social media accounts of over 17 million followers combined when his owners revealed the tiny pet got sick after his best friend lost his life.
‘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,’ his owners posted on Facebook.
The author explained on the website: ‘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’s friendship with buddy began when he joined the home in spring 2006. The Facebook post detailed how Boo, who was born in San Francisco, refused to pose for pictures without Buddy.
Boo’s owners thanked Adobe Animal Hospital and Sage Veterinary Centers for taking care of the pair before they passed.
However the family who refer to themselves as ‘Boo’s humans’ resigned: ‘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.’
Remembering a decade of ‘adorable mischief’, the family fondly shared how ‘over the years Boo met some super cool people, a lot of crazy talented people, but most of all so many kind people…’
Those included the likes of news anchor Anderson Cooper, singer Liam Payne or One Direction fame and fashion designer Tory Birch.
The dog’s carers are certain they’ll be reunited with him in the afterlife: ‘Boo, we love you with all our hearts and will miss you until the day we meet again.’
During his years on Earth, Boo released his own book, titled Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog. The 2011 career achievement was one of many for the public figure that also boasts approximately 540,000 Instagram followers and 4,000 fans on Twitter.