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Show hosts’ heartfelt eulogy to beloved dog boosts donations to shelter: 'He was the best'

His dog passed away recently and his heartfelt tribute touched so many hearts and souls that donations poured in.

Show hosts’ heartfelt eulogy to beloved dog boosts donations to shelter: 'He was the best'
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Pets make the lives of their owners better in every way possible. So, having to let go of them is the most gut-wrenching feeling ever. Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show shared a heartfelt eulogy to his dog Dipper who recently passed away. Dipper who had been an integral part of his life left for his heavenly abode and through him, the Animal Haven, an animal shelter was able to receive a humongous donation to help other dogs and animals in need, per CBS News. Stewart spoke about Dipper in one of his episodes.

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Ivan Babydov
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Ivan Babydov

Sharing a glimpse of the same, the comedian mentioned how he and his kids wanted to do something good and headed over to the Animal Haven. “About 12 years ago, my kids wanted to raise money for an animal shelter,” Stewart recalled. He mentioned that his kids were around 6 or 7 years old at the time and they chose to sell cupcakes to raise the money for the noble cause. “As an extra incentive, they brought out this one-ish-year-old brindle pitbull,” Stewart said, referring to Dipper. Already on the verge of a meltdown, Stewart tried hard to continue his story.


 
 
 
 
 
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“We left that day, feeling happy for helping that organization and we also left with this one-ish brindle pitbull,” he said. “We called him Dipper and in a world of good boys, he was the best." Stewart further explained how Dipper would accompany him to the show every single day and was part of the original dog crew at the show. He joked and said, “He did what the Taliban could not do and that is to put a scare in Malala Yousafazi’s eye.” He shared a glimpse of Dipper greeting the activist backstage. “Dipper passed away yesterday, he was ready, he was tired,” the host said, with tears filling his eyes.


 
 
 
 
 
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“My wish for you is one day you find that dog, that one dog, it’s the best thing ever,” Stewart concluded the clip with a glimpse of Dipper playing with the host in the snow with a ball, having the time of his life. Stewart’s eulogy left a lasting impression on the audience and donations began pouring in for the Animal Haven. Tiffany Lacey, the executive of the shelter said, “This is a big deal, and it's unexpected.” She mentioned that donations just kept pouring in and that they were at $60,000 and counting. “This is in memory of Dipper, so the donations will be used for the dogs, notably vet care, training, food, and treats,” Lacey assured.


 
 
 
 
 
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“It was love at first sight, I think for both of them,” Lacey said, speaking of Stewart and Dipper’s bond. Animal Haven shared a long tear-jerking post thanking people for their overwhelming love. “We have all cried together over Jon Stewart’s heartfelt eulogy for his beloved 3-legged dog, Dipper, adopted from Animal Haven over a decade ago. Jon’s speech touched so many of us who have felt the same sadness. We are humbled and honored to have been the recipient of such an incredible outpouring of support in honor and memory of Dipper. We know this movement is not just about him, it’s about any and every pet we have loved and lost,” the post read.


 
 
 
 
 
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