You may have heard of Carrie Fisher‘s therapy dog / stalwart companion, Gary Fisher. He’s the unmistakeable French bulldog with an errant tongue and an aura of beatitude, well-known for accompanying his mum literally everywhere.

Since Fisher’s tragic passing at the end of last year, Gary has been adopted by Fisher’s assistant, Corby McCoin, and continues to have a thriving social media presence.

Gary was such a big part of Fisher’s life and work that Rian Johnson, the director of The Last Jedi, even gave him a part in the film as a li’l alien.

In tribute to an amazing life, Johnson dedicated the premiere of The Last Jedi to Carrie Fisher, and Gary and McCoin were there to see it.

And, somehow simultaneously heartbreakingly and heartwarmingly, Gary recognised his mum on the big screen.

According to a reporter for ABC7, Gary’s little ears pricked up every time Fisher appeared in the film.

You may commence crying now. Everyone else already had.

Good dog, Gary. Good boy.