On May 8, former President Barack Obama shared a heartfelt post announcing the passing of his family’s dog, Bo. The post reads: “Today our family lost a true friend and loyal companion. For more than a decade, Bo was a constant, gentle presence in our lives – happy to see us on our good days, our bad days, and everyday in between.”

Former first lady Michelle Obama also shared her own tribute on Instagram, writing, “As a family, we will miss Bo dearly. But we are thankful that he lived such a joyful life full of snuggles, games of fetch, and evenings spent lying on the couch.”


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Bo was born in Texas on October 9, 2008, and was a gift for Sasha and Malia Obama after their father’s election campaign. During his life, Bo appeared in multiple children’s books and joined his guardians during many trips and events.

Bo passed away on May 8, 2021, after battling cancer. He touched the hearts of many, which is apparent by the amount of comments and posts about the sweet pup’s passing.

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