Dogs truly are our best friends. We get so emotionally attached to them that the simple idea of them dying is heartbreaking. This is a photo of a family honoring their beloved canine that went viral.
Redditor weezabeeb posted a photo with the caption: “We had to put my dog of 16 years down yesterday, but before we did we recreated our favorite photo with him.”
The photo shows 4 young girls holding a tiny dog. The girls are excited and thrilled about the adventures they’re going to take with their new, little friend.
The second photo was taken 16 years later. It shows 4 grown women holding their elder dog and saying their one last goodbye.
The photo got shared more than 1.6 million times. It’s not because people on the Internet adore cute animals but because people understand what it means to say goodbye for the last time to a beloved companion and “family member”.
One Redditor commented: “I don’t know whether to smile or cry. Either way, sorry for your loss.”
“I should hug my dog,” wrote another.
Only a canine owner and animal lover can understand how much pain is left after losing your beloved companion.