Carrie Fisher’s Beloved French Bulldog Tweets Emotional Goodbye

Carrie Fisher and her French bulldog, Gary were an inseparable duo right until the end. The Stars Wars alum and Hollywood star passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the age of 60, after suffering a massive heart attack a few days earlier. Gary was reportedly by her side at the hospital in her final days.

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The French Bulldog, with his adorable tongue sticking out, was the actress’s therapy dog and accompanied her everywhere, whether it be to press junkets, red carpet events, fan expos or book signings.

“Gary is very devoted to me, and that calms me down,” Fisher, who had bipolar disorder, said in 2013. “Gary is like my heart.”

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When news broke of Fisher’s hospitalization, “Gary” tweeted a touching photo of him looking through a window with the caption “I’ll be waiting right here mommy” which was later changed to “I’ll still be waiting for you…….” after Fisher’s death was announced on Tuesday.

Gary’s Twitter account posted a series of heartbreaking messages.

“Saddest tweets to tweet. Mommy is gone. I love you @carrieffisher,” @Gary_TheDog wrote the morning of his owner’s death.

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Later: “I was always by your side but best of all you were always by mine. #RIPCarrie”

Gary Fisher’s Instagram and Twitter accounts have shared a number of photos of himself and Carrie Fisher, although it is unclear who runs the social media accounts, both link to Fisher’s official website.

One of their recent public appearances in the Spring was to help support animal welfare groups raise awareness about the Yulin dog meat festival.

Carrie Fisher, with her dog Gary, poses for photographs as she takes part in a campaign event to hand a petition against China’s Yulin dog meat festival to the Chinese Embassy in London, June 7, 2016.

Carrie Fisher, with her dog Gary, poses for photographs as she takes part in a campaign event to hand a petition against China's Yulin dog meat festival to the Chinese Embassy in London, June 7, 2016.

Posted by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

One fan, Aaron Fernuik, summed up his feelings on Facebook writing: “If anyone had any doubts, this is why dogs’ lives are so short. Just as it is an unnatural pain for a parent to bury a child, it is an uncommon cruelty of life for a dog to outlive his or her person. They wait on us their whole lives to be fed, to be walked, to be loved, to be noticed. Even the most spoiled or crotchety of canines are forever pining for their masters, never taking their presence, love, or approval for granted…”

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He added, “He will ‘still be waiting for [Carrie]’ every single day with the purest of hope for the rest of his life. And how will he spend the rest of that life? More than likely he will be the one who keeps the people who also loved his mommy from inconsolable despair. After all, he is his momma’s dog, and a piece of her heart beats still, right in his little chest next to his own.”

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It has been reported that Gary will be cared for by Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd. Rest in peace Carrie Fisher. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.