On Wednesday afternoon, beloved ESPN host Scott Van Pelt revealed that his dog, Otis, passed away.
"Crushed to share that we had to say goodbye to Otis The Dog," he said in a post on Twitter. "Truly the most special friendship and bond of my entire lifetime. He was an absolute King. Love on your good boys and good girls with all your might - every day that you can. There aren’t ever enough of them."
The sporting world flocked to Twitter to show their love and support for SVP and his family.
"Anyone who has loved and lost a dog understands the deep pain. Happy trails Otis," college basketball analyst Seth Davis said.
"I’m so terribly sorry to hear about your loss. It’s awful that your best friends can’t stay with you as long as you want them too. Sending love. Rest easy, Otis," another person said.
Fans feel like they grew up with Otis.
"Enough stories of Otis The Dog from back on radio days that we all felt like we knew him, and his luxe Five Guys eating habits. A real one indeed," another fan said.
Our thoughts are with SVP and his family.
Rest in power, Otis.