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Obama family mourns the death of beloved dog, Bo

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Posted at 3:39 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 15:39:18-04

Barack and Michelle Obama are mourning the death of their beloved family dog, Bo.

The former president and first lady shared the heartbreaking news on social media Saturday afternoon.

"Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion," the former president posted on Twitter. "Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives — happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between."

The former first lady also shared a loving memorial to Bo.

"We also know we weren’t the only ones who cared for Bo, and are grateful for all the love you showed him over the years," she posted on her Instagram. "Please hug the furry members of your family a little closer tonight—and give them a belly rub from us."

AP Poll Obama Legacy
FILE - In this April 14, 2009, file photo, President Barack Obama is almost jerked off his feet as he shows off their new dog Bo, a Portuguese water dog with his daughters Malia, left, and Sasha Obama, right, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. More than half of Americans view President Barack Obama favorably as he leaves office, a new poll shows, but Americans remain deeply divided over his legacy. Less than half of Americans say they’re better off eight years after his election or that Obama brought the country together. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)