Former United States President Barack Obama's dog Bo died from cancer on Saturday. He was 12.
The ex-commander in chief of US revealed it in a twitter thread, reports New York Post.
"Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between," Obama wrote.
"He tolerated all the fuss that came with being in the White House, had a big bark but no bite, loved to jump in the pool in the summer, was unflappable with children, lived for scraps around the dinner table, and had great hair," Obama continued. "He was exactly what we needed and more than we ever expected. We will miss him dearly."
Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the White House shortly after Obama took office, and was colloquially known as the first dog. He was joined by a second canine of the same breed named Sunny in 2013.
The former president's post swiftly went viral on Twitter, where it was met with an outpouring of sympathy from Bo fans.
"It always made the day incalculably better to see Bo wandering around the west wing," said former Obama administration Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.