Dog Mourns The Death Of Her Doggy BFF In The Most Heartbreaking Fashion

By Travis Greenwood

Today in things that are both adorable and heartbreaking all at once: A dog is grieving the death of her squadmate and doggy BFF by huddling with a stuffed animal stitched around the latter's likeness.

The heartbreaking pics β€” SERIOUSLY, JUST PULL THE TISSUES CLOSE NOW BECAUSE YOU'LL NEED THEM β€” come to us from Twitter, where they have been shared more than 24,000 times since they were posted to the microblogging platform last week.

According to the pups' owner, Lucy, a chihuahua, and Nala, a black mouth cur and greyhound mix, were cuddle bugs and besties that could routinely be found in a small spoon-big spoon heap on her couch.

In an effort to ease Nala's distraught condition, the woman, Sam, purchased the stuffed dog to stand in as a surrogate snuggler and comfort critter.

And just as she did with Lucy, Nala pulls the plush toy close when she sleeps.

I MEAN I LITERALLY CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW. ARE YOU ALSO CAN'T EVENING IN THE SAME WAY? DO YOU HAVE A HUMAN HEART?

A follow-up tweet from the same thread subsequently revealed that the woman's other pups, 4 in total, were also saddened by Lucy's passing and that Nala, who's obviously a very good girl, has an aptitude for opening doors.

RIP Lucy, you are gone but certainly not forgotten. ❀️ ❀️ ❀️