Carrie Fisher took her French bulldog Gary everywhere with her.
He was by her side when she did interviews for television shows …
… and even when she appeared on the red carpet.
Gary, of course, has his own regularly updated Twitter account which shared this touching message on Christmas Eve when Fisher was in hospital after suffering from a heart attack on a plane from London to LA the day before.
But today with the sad news of her death, the same picture has been uploaded again but with a totally heartbreaking caption.
I'll still be waiting for you....... pic.twitter.com/ef461OcqKJ— Gary Fisher (@Gary_TheDog) December 27, 2016
It’s made people very emotional.
she will always be with you in your heart ❤️— Logan the ‘retired’ Cosplay SD (@LoganSibHsky) December 27, 2016
these were the tweets that definitely hit hardest.— Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) December 27, 2016
Some have been responding with pictures of their own dogs and nice messages for Gary.
of my beautiful boy, I'm crying right now. Sending you big hugs lovely Gary.— Jordan Tate (@jtate) December 27, 2016
im so sorry Gary. My dog Chewie said to tell you that everything will be okay. Good boy 🐶 pic.twitter.com/zRzz5W9CR0— Donna M Martin (@Donnainva) December 27, 2016
My boy would sit with you if he could Gary xx pic.twitter.com/YqJMTv3jWu— Wendy Lester (@WendyWings) December 27, 2016
This breaks my heart. (My dog, Kensy, is 15.) pic.twitter.com/WuMhJA5sIs— Michelle O'Neill (@MichelleONeilll) December 27, 2016