If you’ve ever loved a pet — be it a dog, cat, bird, or whatever — then you know the bond between you and that animal was just as real and deeply felt as any you’ve ever had for a human being.
So when President Joe Biden announced Saturday that his beloved German Shepherd, Champ, had passed away and crossed the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 13, there was an outpouring of sorrow and sympathy for the Bidens because they had quite literally lost a member of their family.
The president expressed how he and his family felt perfectly, writing:
“Even as Champ’s strength waned in his last months, when we came into a room, he would immediately pull himself up, his tail always wagging, and nuzzle us for an ear scratch or a belly rub. Wherever we were, he wanted to be, and everything was instantly better when he was next to us.
“We love our sweet, good boy and will miss him always.”
But for some, the death of Champ was a reason to mock and taunt the Biden family, posting heartless and disgusting words on social media for the world to see and to cement their place in the world as heartless assholes:
RIP, Champ. You were a very good dog.