Noodle, an elderly dog who garnered a huge following on TikTok for predicting whether it would be a “boned” or “boneless” day, died Friday night, his owner announced.
Jonathan Graziano, the owner of Noodle, shared the news via TikTok, along with a tribute to his beloved pug.
“I’m so sorry to share this, but Noodle passed away yesterday. He was at home. He was in my arms and that’s incredibly sad. It’s incredibly difficult,” said Graziano. “It’s a day I always knew was coming but never thought it would come. While this is very sad, I wanted you to know and encourage you to celebrate as we navigate this sadness.
Graziano shared that Noodle lived to be 14.5 years. The owner first adopted Noodle when the dog was seven years old.
The duo garnered a massive following on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic through their string of “bone day” predictions. In the almost daily videos, Graziano stood Noodle upright to see if the older pup could stand on his own. The owner created rules with a groundhog-style spirituality and declared a “bone day” if Noodle stopped, instilling a carpe diem attitude in viewers. A Boneless Day would be declared when Noodle fell over, marking a self-care day for the audience to be kind to themselves.
Graziano and Noodle’s regular audience surpassed four million followers, with the duo’s popularity leading them to an appearance on NBC’s Today in October 2021. Noodle was last featured on Graziano’s TikTok four days ago.
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