Noodle, an elderly dog that found a massive following on
TikTok and Instagram for predicting whether it would be a “bones” or “no bones”
day, died Friday evening, his owner announced in a heartbreaking video.

Jonathan Graziano, the owner of Noodle, shared the news
through TikTok and Instagram, along with a tribute to his beloved pug. In his
minute-long video, Graziano encouraged the adorable dog’s fans to celebrate
him. Fans flooded the comment section to express their sadness and share their

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“I’m so sorry to have to share this, but Noodle passed away
yesterday. He was at home. He was in my arms and this is incredibly sad. It’s
incredibly difficult,” Graziano said. “It’s a day I always knew was coming, but
never thought would arrive. Although this is very sad, I wanted to let you know
and I wanted to encourage you to celebrate him while we’re navigating this
sadness,” he added.

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Who was Noodle?

Noodle was a 14 year and a half years old pug. The owner
first adopted Noodle when the dog was seven years old. The duo found a huge
social media following during the COVID-19 pandemic through their series of
“bones day” predictions. In the videos, Graziano held Noddle up in a dog bed to
see if the pug would stand up or proceed to lie back down. If Noodle flopped
over, it made a “no bones” day, whereas if Noodle remained standing up, it
would be declared a “bones day”.

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According to Graziano, a bones day is a day where you just
have to go after your ambition or a task you were outing off. A no bones day is
a day when you just have permission to wear soft clothes, self-care, and take a

On TikTok, Graziano and Noodle gained 4.5 million
followers, with more than 271,000 on Instagram, earning around 100 million
likes across their collection of videos.

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In January 2022, it was announced that Noodle would become
the star of his own children’s book “Noodle and the No Bones Day,” written by
Graziano. The book featured both the dog and Graziano as they went through the
ups and downs of life, including both the “bones” and “no bones” days. The book
was published on June 7.

Most recently, Noodle was featured on Graziano’s TikTok
four days ago.