Carrie Fisher and her French bulldog, Gary, whose tongue lolled adorably past his lips, were inseparable.
Gary became a celebrity in his own right, sharing his ramblings and adventures with more than 70, 000 Instagram followers and 39, 000 Twitter followers . (While it’ s unclear who runs these accounts, both of them provide links to Fisher’ s website. )
Last Friday, after Fisher was rushed to the hospital following a heart attack, Gary’ s Twitter account posted a photo of the French bulldog looking out the window, as if waiting for his mom’ s return.
Then, after Fisher’ s death was announced Tuesday , Gary’ s Twitter account posted a series of heartbreaking responses.
“ Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher, ” @Gary_TheDog wrote the morning of his owner’ s death.
Later, Gary’ s account posted a bittersweet eulogy : “ I was always by your side but best of all you were always by mine. #RIPCarrie”
Rest in peace Carrie Fisher and, to her dearest French bulldog, Gary, our deepest condolences for your loss.