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Tue May 18, 2021, 06:10 PM May 2021

Barack Obama Was Heartened By How Trolls Responded To The Death of His Dog Bo

“There’s a well-known saying in Washington, ‘If you want a friend, get a dog,’” the former president said. “Well, I got one because I needed a friend during the presidency who would be nice to me no matter what. “

Obama later noted that trolls often take over the comments of his social media posts. He said his and former first lady Michelle Obama’s tributes to Bo, who moved into the White House in April 2009, “are the only posts where everybody posted something nice.”


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Barack Obama Was Heartened By How Trolls Responded To The Death of His Dog Bo (Original Post) Diamond_Dog May 2021 OP
Thank You Diamond for sharing this article. George McGovern May 2021 #1

George McGovern

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1. Thank You Diamond for sharing this article.
Wed May 19, 2021, 12:33 AM
May 2021

I especially liked this quote:

“It actually told you something about how important people’s pets are in their family’s lives,” he added. “As I was reading these comments, it did make me sometimes think, ‘Gosh, if we could be as kind and thoughtful toward each other as we are about our pets, we’d be doing a little bit better.’”



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