Since he was 8-week-old puppy, Charlie the Golden Retriever was huge part of Sallie Gregory Hammett’s family.
But, everything has an end, and Charlie died earlier this month, leaving Hammett’s family devastated. He was 7.
And after a few days of moarning, Sallie decided to write Charlie’s obituary to help sort through her feelings.
“I also just wanted to have somewhere to remember all of his little quirks and the weird things about him,” she told CNN.
I wrote my dog an obituary because of course I did. He was the best boy. pic.twitter.com/FKmqeivtq9
— Sallie Hammett (@SallieGHammett) September 22, 2020
She posted obituary on Twitter, and it escalated very fast and went viral with more than 100,000 likes and thousands of comments.
She wrote that Charlie was her constant companion and “was always there to greet her with kisses and a firm grip on her arm.”
“He was good at at lot of things, but he was best at unconditional love,” she wrote. “He taught everyone he met about loving people and always seeing the good in everyone.”
The one thing he didn’t like was stairs.
“We never could figure out why, but he just needed a lot of encouragement to go upstairs,” she said, adding that the 80-pound pup once had to be carried up four flights of stairs when he was “being especially stubborn.”