- President Joe Biden paid tribute to his family dog Champ in a heartfelt social media post
- Biden said Champ had been with the family for 13 years, and they will dearly miss him
- Netizens joined Biden in mourning the German Shepherd, which peacefully died at home
The most powerful man in the world is in mourning following the death of his family dog.
Via a social media post on June 19, 2021, US President Joe Biden announced the passing of the family pooch.
Biden revealed that the dog was a German Shepherd named Champ and had been with his family for 13 years.
“Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home."
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He described the dog as a cherished companion, saying the Biden family adored him.
According to President Biden, despite the Champ’s waning strength during its final days, the canine would pull himself up with his tail wagging whenever a family member walked into the room.
“Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us."
Biden let on that Champ loved curling up in front of the fireplace at the end of the day. He describing the canine as a comforting presence during meetings.
The president said that Champ has been with his family through thick and thin before declaring love for the deceased dog.
“In our most joyful moments and our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken feeling and emotion. We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always,” he wrote.
Netizens condoled with the Biden family, writing:
Mary Maloney Brandenburg:
“It is so hard to lose our beloved fur babies. We sure are lucky when we are loved by such a good dog like your Champ! RIP Sweet Boy!”
“You gave him a wonderful life, and he’ll be waiting to see you again at the bridge.”
“I'm so very sorry for your loss. Losing an animal so beloved is losing a family member. Prayers of peace and comfort during this time.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that US President Joe Biden and his wife Jill decorated the White House lawn with hearts in preparation for Valentine's day.
The presidential couple posed for pictures and answered journalists' questions on the lawn of the White House surrounded by giant hearts with inspirational messages written on them.
The concept was Jill Biden's idea as she wanted to give the country "surprise Valentine messages". The decorations were inspired by "conversation hearts" and had words such as “unity,” “compassion” and “courage” written on them.