Giant George, a loyal friend and canine companion who lived up to his nickname, but nevertheless was as gentle as giants go, has passed away.
The world's tallest dog was a month shy of his eighth birthday.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, George's staggering height of 43 inches eclipsed that of all other dogs. In human terms, that's 3'7"!
George towered above most living things he came into contact with, but was a very good dog who never hurt a thing. His owners and the public adored him.
He was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his passing.
R.I.P., Giant George. R.I.P.