A Pomeranian named Boo — the social media sensation known to his rabid fans as the “cutest dog in the world” — has died, likely of a broken heart, his owners announced on Friday.
Boo’s owner, Facebook employee Irene Ahn, said the adorable pup — who has 16 million-plus Facebook followers— started developing medical problems after his best pal, a Pomeranian named Buddy who had lived with him for 11 years, died in 2017 at the age of 14.
“With deepest sadness I wanted to share that Boo passed away in his sleep early this morning,’’ she posted. “Our family is heartbroken, but we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort.”
She added, “We know that Buddy was the first to greet him on the other side of that rainbow bridge, and this is likely the most excited either of them have been in a long time.’’
Ahn said: “Over the years Boo met some super cool people, a lot of crazy talented people, but most of all so many kind people…friends who gave him endless love, people who prioritized his comfort over getting that perfect picture, partners who understood that Buddy ALWAYS had to be included. . .
“Have fun running around with Buddy and creating adorable mischief wherever you guys go. Thank you for following along on their silly adventures over the past 10 years. They sure had a LOT of fun.’’
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This tiny dog was once argued to be the cutest pup in the world, and all of his fans have missed him dearly since his passing in 2019.
In this article, we will answer all these questions and more, so keep reading to learn all about Boo the Pomeranian.
Despite Boo’s unique appearance, he is a Pomeranian. These tiny dogs are known for their long, fluffy coats, and when prepared in the right way, they can have a truly unique and adorable appearance.
Another detail of Pomeranians is that some of them have “dog” faces, while others have “bear” faces. Boo has a bear face with a rounded snout, which helps him achieve his unique look.
The ultimate cause for his death was determined to be heart failure, and the tiny Pomeranian died peacefully in his sleep on January 18 of 2019.
Boo the Pomeranian may be the most famous dog alive today. His photos are the sweetest sort of eye candy known to man, as millions of his fans on Facebook will attest. But a newly revealed detail about Boo could change everything.
At first, Boos popularity took its time. It was when Ahn created a Facebook page for Boo, with a tidy, handy little URL, that celebrities started to get involved and like things and everything went nuts, or, in the parlance, viral. “And I can’t help but think perhaps knowing a few of the right Facebook engineers helped Boo go viral a little bit faster,” says Isaac.
BetaBeats Jessica Roy writes, “Curious, isn’t it, that Mr. Dog boasts close to 5 million fans on Facebook, where his owner’s boss is banking on that kind of user engagement? And with a powerful parent like that, he surely didn’t earn those fans through sheer cuteness alone.”A Boo-fan who will remain nameless responded to this news with an emphatic “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!” and when pressed by the Atlantic Wire with the question of whether Boos cuteness would be likely to net him so many followers if he didnt have additional “connections” speculated, “The amount of likes he gets out the gate is unreal. Shes got to be doing something a little tricky.
Making matters possibly more suspicious, Ahn has kept her name out of the media, Isaac writes, using a pseudonym for the Boo book and staying off camera when he did his Good Morning America spot, ostensibly “to keep all of the attention on her adorable pup.” Shes not responded to Isaacs requests for an interview, either.
But did she? And even if she did, can we in fact separate cute from some savvy social marketing? Whats wrong with savvy social marketing? Also, I dare anyone to say that Boo wouldnt get 5 million Facebook followers all on his own. Maybe it would take him longer, but it would happen. Looks like that dont go unappreciated. Its not like hes a corgi or something. Those guys need all the help they can get.This article is from the archive of our partner
His owners say he had shown signs of heart problems ever since his “best friend” – a dog called Buddy – died in 2017.
They added: “But we find comfort knowing that he is no longer in any pain or discomfort.
“We think his heart literally broke when Buddy left us,” they wrote on his official Facebook page.
Boo and his friend Buddy had lived together for 11 years – before Buddy passed away in September 2017 at the age of 14.
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