Former President Barack Obama opened up about the death of his family’s dog, Bo, on Monday’s “The Late Late Show.”
Obama told host James Corden how the black and white Portuguese water dog, who died earlier this month after a battle with cancer, had become “a bond for the whole family to give us this funny and funny excuse and hairy to walk around and spend. spending time together and chasing each other. “
“There is a well-known saying in Washington, ‘If you want a friend, take a dog,'” the former president said. “Well, I got one because I needed a friend during the presidency who would be nice to me no matter what. “
Obama later noted that trolls often echoed comments from his social media posts. He said his former first lady Michelle Obama’s tributes to Bo, who moved to the White House in April 2009, “are the only posts where everyone has posted something nice.
“I can’t tell you how many people said, ‘You know I think you were the worst president ever, but here is my dog and I am so sorry for you because I know how ‘was close to my dog, “” Obama said.
“It told you something about the importance of pets in the life of their families,” he added. “Reading these comments sometimes made me think, ‘My God, if we could be as kind and considerate to each other as we are to our pets, we’d do a little better.’ ‘
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