An eight-month-old corgi from Georgia has broken countless hearts when it was discovered the little dog had lost his "true best friend."
According to Nugget's owner Miranda Wassinger, 22, her playful pup is nothing short of a social butterfly.
"He tries to make friends with everyone, whether it's people or dogs, or even little frogs he sees outside - he just wants to be their friend," Wassinger told BuzzFeed News.
However, despite showering affection to everyone Nugget encounters, there is one special animal who has gained his full adoration: his neighbor Bonkers, a pint-size pup.
Wassinger said since she and her husband are friends with Bonkers' owners, a brotherly relationship between the two dogs just grew from there.
"It's kind of like Bonkers is his family, and in a way, kind of his big brother," she said.
Whenever Nugget and Wassinger went for a walk, the good-natured dog would always pull his leash towards' Bonkers residence.
Here’s when Bonkers still lived here :) nugget always loved to see him! pic.twitter.com/UyjsmUSt0N— 🍒 cherry cutie ♡ (@cherrycutie) November 9, 2017
Sadly, tragedy struck for the best friends when Bonkers' family decided to move away.
"They just recently moved, like, a week ago," Wassinger said. "It hasn't been too long. Of course, Nugget doesn't know, and how do you tell a dog his friend's moved away?"
"[Nugget has] always had him in his life," she added.
Still unaware of Bonkers' departure, Nugget still instinctively runs to his best friend's front door.
"I don't know if he'll ever stop running to the neighbor's house, every time we walk by," she said. "But I keep telling him that we'll see him again soon, because we're good friends with his family."
Every time we walk on the other side of our apt complex, nugget DRAGS me over to his friend Bonkers house bc he’s so excited to see him.. but nugget doesn’t know he moved away ): I feel so bad pic.twitter.com/KSN3lBxeHk— 🍒 cherry cutie ♡ (@cherrycutie) November 9, 2017
Devastated by the pair's parting, people have taken to Twitter to beg for a reunion between the two dogs.
Im not gonna be happy until i see a video of Bonkers and Nugget reunited.— ratchel (@Racheljaacobs) November 13, 2017
This is the second saddest thing I've seen on Twitter today. Make sure you find out where bonkers lives and face time nugget with him. pic.twitter.com/uT0PQ4yMcp— ⚡⛷ ⚡ iplay2much ⚡⛷ ⚡ (@dtp_music) November 14, 2017
I will not be emotionally stable until Bonkers and Nugget become reunited once again.— Audrey Antoniello (@auddrose) November 14, 2017
THEY BETTER MOVE BACK NUGGET DOESNT DESERVE THIS https://t.co/WtUKziDnwW— honey bun ⛄️ (@itsclairealex) November 14, 2017
He's right. They should move to where Bonkers is, Nugget doesn't deserve this heartache and confusion.— Ben Mckenna (@benmckenna_) November 13, 2017
However, despite the loss of Bonkers, Wassinger has reassured concerned tweeters her pup isn't lonely.
"I do take Nugget to a dog park all the time and he does have a lot of dog friends that he meets there," she said.
However, Wassinger concluded: "Bonkers is his true best friend."
Has your pet ever had a furry best friend?