Anderson Cooper is hurting over the loss of his faithful friend.
The newsman's beloved Welsh springer spaniel, Molly, died on Tuesday. He shared the news on Instagram along with a photo tribute to the 11-year-old pooch, which he referred as his "sweet dog."
Cooper, who is cuddling up to his the brown-and-white fur ball in the photo, was often seen with Molly around New York City. She also appeared on his daytime talk show, Anderson, making her debut in 2011. The canine was a little nervous for her big moment and nervously nuzzled her owner's leg.
In June, Cooper and Molly again appeared on the small screen during a segment he did for 60 Minutes in June on whether dogs really love their humans.
"I'm a total dog person," the 48-year-old reporter said during the report, which was inspired by his pet. "I just really love dogs. I like other people's dogs. I like dogs of all kinds. Pit bulls — I actually love pit bulls."
During the segment, Cooper learned from a dog expert that when dogs look at their owners, "they're 'hugging you with their eyes,'" he said, adding, that the fact that they're doing that "is really kind of cool."
And very, very special.