Republican VP candidate and Indiana Governor Mike Pence announced on Twitter on Wednesday that his beagle, Maverick, had passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 13.
Heavy hearts today. Our beagle of 13 years passed away quietly last night. Rest In Peace, Maverick. We will miss you. pic.twitter.com/JPnFvsHB3Y— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) October 26, 2016
Condolences started flowing in from both sides of the aisle, as nearly everyone seemed willing to put politics aside to mourn Maverick's passing:
@mike_pence so sorry about the passing of your family pet. 13 years is a good, long life for a dog & I'm sure he had a great stay on earth.— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) October 26, 2016
Sincere condolences. Advice: adopt two shelter dogs. You'll be too busy to be consumed by grief, neither will be a "replacement." https://t.co/wwgBMO5BmU— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 26, 2016
.@mike_pence oh that's tough, I know, especially when you are working so hard. Prayers to your family! ??— Gina Gentry Loudon (@RealDrGina) October 26, 2016
@mike_pence While I disagree w you on politics vehemently sir, my condolences to you & your family. Our pets are members of our families too— Shawn Peirce (@_silversmith) October 26, 2016
@mike_pence very sorry about the loss of your fur baby— Deplorable Sabine (@sabine_durden) October 26, 2016
@mike_pence So sorry for your loss. Pets are part of a family & the grief is just as bad. Will be waiting for you in heaven— Deplorable Donna (@BaileyDonkster) October 26, 2016
Rest in peace, Maverick.