Manny the Frenchie, from Chicago, Illinois, has broken hearts around the world after passing away at aged 12 – but nobody could be more upset than owner Amber Chavez
Manny the Frenchie has passed away at aged 12 (
A famous Frenchie with more than one million Instagram followers has sadly passed away. Manny, a black-and-white French bulldog, broke his owner’s heart when he crossed over the rainbow bridge at aged 12.
Owner Amber Chavez, from Chicago, Illinois, has taken to social media to thank fans for their support over the years, saying he’ll be missed every single day. She wrote: “I’ve started this post a million times and I still can’t find the right words that do Manny justice, he was just that special. My sweet baby boy, my pigs, my everything has crossed the rainbow bridge.
“We are absolutely heartbroken and to say we miss him so much is an understatement. I personally will never be the same without him. We know how much Manny was loved around the world and find some comfort in knowing so many people are sharing in our grief.
He has more than one million Instagram followers
“I will miss him and honour him forever and beyond. We would like to thank all of you wonderful fans that have been so supportive and have followed Manny’s amazing journey. Through his platforms, we have met so many wonderful people and have been able to give back with Manny’s philanthropic efforts. Thank you from our family to all of you.”
Manny’s life has been documented on his Instagram page, @manny_the_frenchie, through pictures and videos of him exploring the world around him, cuddling up with his owners and playing dress up. But not only did Manny claim to be the ‘World’s most followed Bulldog’ on Instagram, he also inspired the book ‘Manny the Frenchie’s Art of Happiness’. The precious pooch also had his own merchandise line which included a calendar, tote bags, and decorative pillow.
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Commenting on Amber’s post, one user said: “Oh, Manny… I am truly sorry to hear about this. Your adorable antics and heartwarming presence brought joy to so many of us. This loss is deeply felt by all of us around the globe. My sincerest condolences to those who were closest to him. May his memories continue to bring a smile to our faces. Rest in peace, dear Manny.”
Another user added: “Manny was the first Frenchie account I ever followed on Instagram. Run free, good boy. Run free!”
A third user said: “Oh gosh, so sorry for your loss, Amber. Manny was the original Instagram Frenchie. He inspired many, brought joy to many and helped many. Sending you so much love and light.”
One more user added: “Amber… I am crying for you and your family. My heart is absolutely broken for you all. I hope you all truest understand that your baby boy was beyond special not only to you all, but this world. I am so thankful I was able to meet you all and I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for all the laughs and all the smiles. We will miss you so much, Manny!”