Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's family dog has died.
The governor announced the death of the yellow Labrador retriever named Guinness in a tweet Wednesday night , saying he was heartbroken and the family had lost its best friend.
Spokesman Brian Coy declined to discuss what happened to Guinness, who was around a year old.
Visitors to Capitol Square often stopped to greet the rambunctious, good-natured dog as he roamed or played fetch in the front lawn of the Governor's Mansion.
The McAuliffe family got Guinness as a puppy. They had an Instagram account where they often shared pictures of him playing, snoozing or lounging around the mansion.
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