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Woman's Emotional Obituary For Beloved Dog Charlie Goes Viral

Woman's Emotional Obituary For Beloved Dog Charlie Goes Viral

A woman in the US who wrote an obituary for her beloved golden retriever Charlie has got dog lovers across the globe feeling all emotional.

Sallie Hammett, from Greenville, South Carolina, was devastated when her canine companion passed away on 13 September after a 'hard fought battle' with lymphoma.

Charlie got the tribute he deserved. Credit: Sallie Hammett
Charlie got the tribute he deserved. Credit: Sallie Hammett

As a cathartic means of commemorating their special bond, 30-year-old Sallie decided to write an obituary for 'the best boy', who taught everyone he met 'about loving people, and always seeing the good in everyone'.

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Sally shared the tribute on Twitter where it clearly struck a chord, amassing more than 113,000 likes.

Concluding the obituary, Sallie wrote: "We will think of him every time we open the peanut butter. We will miss him every time we see a sock on the floor or pass a stick on a walk. We will carry him with us everywhere.

"He will be forever missed and forever remembered, but he left behind his fierce love, which never wavered. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you give all your pups some extra love in honour of Charlie."

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As you might expect, this touching tribute had people rather teary:

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As well as serving as a precious keepsake, the huge viral response to Charlie's obituary has also helped Sallie in her time of need.

Speaking to LADbible, she said: "It has been so overwhelming in such a good way. I have loved seeing everyone's reactions to Charlie and also loved seeing all the other doggos that people are sending me.

"I truly wish that every dog could have this type of memorial, but, selfishly, I'm glad it was my boy. Now it's like he truly is as special as I always knew he was. Mostly I just want people to keep sending me pictures of their dogs - forever!"

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RIP Charlie.

Featured Image Credit: Sallie Hammett

Topics: Dog, Awesome, Daily Ladness, Community, Animals

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.