Back in August 2012, the touching photo below went viral, shared by dog lovers around the world. Eventually, the story behind the image—of John Unger and his beloved dog, Schoep—made them both famous. Donations poured in, helping to care for the dog, who made quite a recovery before passing away almost a year later. Unger then created a foundation in Schoep’s name.
As anyone who has lost a dog knows, it can take awhile before you’re ready to love another. For Unger, that time finally came last week.