Noodle, the geriatric pug who captured hearts throughout the web for his “bones or no bones” ritual, has died at age 14, his proprietor says.
Jonathan Graziano, Noodle’s proprietor, introduced that his beloved canine died on Friday, in a tearful replace posted to his TikTok and Instagram.
“That is extremely unhappy, it’s extremely tough,” Graziano mentioned within the video. “It’s a day that I at all times knew was coming however by no means thought would arrive.
“Though that is very unhappy, I needed to let you realize and I needed to encourage you to have a good time him whereas we’re navigating this disappointment.”
Noodle died at dwelling in his proprietor’s arms, Graziano mentioned.
“He made thousands and thousands of individuals completely happy,” he mentioned. “Thanks for loving him. Thanks for embracing us.”
Graziano adopted Noodle when the canine was 7 years outdated. The duo shot to social media fame in 2021, after Graziano started posting movies of the pug every morning to TikTok.
In every video, Graziano would sit Noodle upright to see if the canine might stand on his personal. If he stood up by himself, it was a “bones day” – which rapidly grew to become web code for a day to get off the bed and benefit from your day.
However, if the pug flopped again over, it was a “no bones day” – aka a day for self-care and rest. Over 4 million followers tuned in to see whether or not Noodle had bones for the day.
“I had completely no concept this might grow to be the barometer wherein the nation foretold how their day was going to go,” Graziano beforehand advised CNN.