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Former President Obama announces death of beloved family dog, Bo

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Posted at 12:48 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-08 15:48:14-04

Former President Barack Obama announced the death of the family's beloved dog, Bo.

The former president shared the heartbreaking news, along with a series of pictures, 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 every day in between."

According to ABC News, Bo, a Portuguese Water Dog, was a gift from late Sen. Ted Kennedy.

He was adopted by the Obama's early in 2009.

Katie Cox at WRTV first reported this story.