So long to a very good boy.

By Austin Cannon
September 29, 2020
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We’re all feeling a little weepy and fragile these days, so why not just lean into today, huh? 

Sallie Hammett, who lives in Greenville, S.C., lived with her good boy Charlie for seven years, taking him just about everywhere, the Greenville News reports. The golden retriever sadly lost his five-month battle with lymphoma earlier this month. 

Hammett penned a heartfelt obituary for her departed best friend, whom she adopted as a 23-year-old living in a new city, the News reports. 

“We will think of him every time we open the peanut butter,” she writes. “We will miss him every time we see a sock on the floor or pass a stick on a walk. We will carry him with us everywhere.” 

She tweeted out the obituary, which has now been seen by thousands of Twitter users. 

"It's heartwarming. Everyone has been so overwhelmingly sweet," Hammett tells the newspaper. 

Charlie was Hammett’s “constant companion” through moves, grief, joy, and eventually her marriage. He loved collecting sticks, swimming, and smiling. He hated stairs. Who doesn’t? 

“He was good at a lot of things, but he was best at unconditional love,” Hammett writes. “He taught everyone he met about loving people and always seeing the good in everyone.” 

You can read the full obituary here