The world’s cutest dog Boo, a Pomeranian died due to the heart issues on Saturday, January 19. He became the internet sensation after his owner started sharing pictures online. Many netizens have poured their love on the furry buddy and in no time he became popular on the internet. Now, his owners have shared the sad news with all his fans.

Taking to Facebook, Boo’s owner posted, “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 has been in a long time.”

In the long post, Boo’s owners wrote that his Facebook page had received noted over the years on how he brightened their day and helped them through the difficult times.

He started showing the sign of heart issues after his companion Buddy died last year. As per the post, his heart was probably broken after Buddy’s death.

Talking about his treatment the owners thanked doctors for countless hours of care. They wrote, “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.”

Owners also wrote that they bought Boo 10 years back in the spring of 2006. “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.” Says the post.

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The post has left Boo’s fans teary-eyed and have expressed their grief on Facebook.

One user posted, “I just burst into tears. I’m so sorry to hear this. Boo and Buddy gave me so many smiles over the years! I felt like they were mine almost. Aw, doggies just don’t live long enough, but they give us such pure joy like no other! My thoughts are with you during this extra hard time. Rest in peace to Boo and Buddy.

The other user wrote, “I am literally crying because Boo felt like he was all of our dogs. I know the pain of losing my best friend, and so this opens that wound a bit. A broken heart never fully heals. Despite how bad it feels, we would do it all over again – wouldn’t we? Love from NJ.”

Apart from being a social media sensation, Boo was appointed as Virgin America’s Official Pet Liaison. In 2011, he also appeared in photo books including ‘Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog’.

With inputs from ANI