Any pet owner knows just how heartbreaking and confusing it is to say goodbye to a furry companion, and a now-viral tweet proves the loss is equally confusing for other pets in the family.
On June 11, Twitter user @_EasyBreasy_ shared a photo of his dog's half-eaten kibble with a note that will shatter your heart into pieces. Seriously, I'm crying.
The note reads:
So we only have one food for my two labs. And my dog Stitch trained my other dog Cookie to only eat half of the food that's in the bowl. So ever since she was young she knew to leave half of the food so Stitch can have some (he liked to make sure she would eat). Now Stitch recently passed away. And this is Cookies first time alone. So since Stitch is gone, I've been feeding Cookie less food. Well before I went to bed, I wanted to check to see if she ate. And she still left half of her food there so Stitch can eat.
My heart... I can't handle this.
Cookie doesn't know that Stitch isn't coming back for his half of the food.
She's so considerate and doesn't deserve this pain.
As you can imagine, Twitter responded to the sad news accordingly and is supporting young Cookie with pretty much every weepy GIF and meme available on the internet.
There were lots of tears.
Tons of people expressed empathy.
One commenter was even going through a similar situation
Basically, we're all here for Cookie and her owner during this extremely difficult time.
It's hard to say when exactly she'll realize her BFF, Stitch, is no longer with us. But right now, I cannot get past her sweet puppy soul refusing to stop saving him some grub.
Rest in peace, Stitch... and stay strong, Cookie.
BRB, I'm drying my tears.