Sad news for Justin Bieber. The pop star announced on Thursday that his adorable dog Sammy passed away. Bieber broke the news on Twitter, writing simply, "#RIPSammy." The 20-year-old singer's legion of fans immediately had the hashtag trending worldwide.
Bieber later posted a photo of himself and the cute pup to Instagram. He captioned the pic: "R.I.P. Sammy you were the best puppy ever."
The singer adopted the Papillon pup in 2008 after moving from Canada to Atlanta to pursue his music career.
"We moved to a city where we didn’t really know anybody, so I kind of wanted a friend around," Bieber told PETA 2 in a 2009 PSA. "Sam was kind of like that friend."
Sammy lived with Bieber’s grandparents once the singer’s fame mandated a more demanding schedule and increased travel. At least the singer can take solace that Sammy is in a better place after Pope Francis’ Friday announcement that, "Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures."