Owner's heartbreaking obituary for golden retriever sweeps internet

Sallie Gregory Hammet wrote an obituary for her golden retriever Charlie after he passed away from cancer. (Photo: Facebook)

A dog owner’s tear-jerking final goodbye for her beloved golden retriever is making waves over the internet.

Sallie Gregory Hammet, 30, was devastated when her ‘best boy’ Charlie died at seven earlier this month in Greenville, South Carolina after battling cancer. Hammet wrote an obituary to help with her feelings and posted it on her twitter account in the style of a classic newspaper. She said that she wanted to put it in print, but she didn’t have the money.

‘I also just wanted to have somewhere to remember all of his little quirks and the weird things about him,’ Hammet said to CNN.

Sallie Gregory Hammet wrote an obituary in the style of a classic newspaper for her golden retriever Charlie. (Photo: Twitter)
She wrote that Charlie ‘was always there to greet her with kisses and a firm grip on her arm,’ since he first came into her life as an 8-week-old puppy.

‘He was good at at lot of things, but he was best at unconditional love,’ Hammet said. ‘He taught everyone he met about loving people and always seeing the good in everyone.’

She knew he wasn’t doing so well, so she took him for one last adventure before they had to put him to sleep.

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Hammet, who was single when she got Charlie, said that the dog approved of her husband after they began dating.

Sallie Gregory Hammet first brought Charlie home when he was an 8-week-old puppy. (Photo: Facebook)

‘He loved him as much as I did, which I didn’t think was possible.’ she said.

The one thing he didn’t like was stairs, saying that the 80-pound pup was once needed to be carried up four flights of stairs after being ‘especially stubborn.’

‘We never could figure out why, but he just needed a lot of encouragement to go upstairs,’ she said.

Hammett said she was overwhelmed by the sweet, comforting responses to the obituary.

Hammett said their home seems pretty empty without Charlie, so she and her husband plan to adopt another dog soon.

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