Dog lovers everywhere know that few things are more devastating than the death of someone’s beloved canine. That’s why the singer Miley Cyrus needs our prayers right now, as she is mourning the death of her pit bull mix, Mary Jane.

People Magazine reported that Cyrus, 28, revealed on her Instagram Story that Mary Jane had died after being diagnosed with cancer more than a year ago.

Anyone who knows me & it doesn’t have to be well is aware that my best friend in the whole world is a rescued pit bull mix named Mary Jane,” she began on her Story, before talking about the dog’s diagnosis. “[I was] advised to spend every second savoring her special spirit…. which wasn’t anything new. I had been for 10 years.”

Cyrus went on to say that it “to take things for granted” and “let little miracles pass you by without moments of gratitude,” but that with her “angel” Mary Jane, “never once did I forget the gift I had been given.”

“She was a dog with wings in a way,” the singer and actress c. “I thanked her repeatedly as she took her last breath for who and what she was been to me. It was something more than a friend or family member. Something so different. You can’t define it.”

“Our connection was purely DIVINE. An incomparable love,” she added. “We’ve never said hurtful things we didn’t mean to each other. Never have we fought and went to bed angry. Not once has our loyalty wavered.”

Cyrus then said that Mary Jane had come “to my rescue every time my heart has broken.”

“Put me back together again,” the former “Hannah Montana” star explained. “Going thru this pain without her magic power is so lonely.”

Cyrus concluded that she felt it was her job to make sure that her dog’s final moments were as comfortable as possible in return for the lifetime of support Mary Jane gave her.

“She is no longer hurting but I am. That’s what love is,” she wrote. “Mary Jane passed with grace, diginity, peace & power. She lived by the golden rule of kindness and compassion toward all. She was strong when she needed to be but never for too long.”

“She would never let her soul close. She lived so open. To love and be loved,” Cyrus finished. “If only we were all more like Mary Jane.”

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