A 12-year-old Virginia girl and her dog will be buried together after the pair was tragically hit and killed by a car last weekend.
Jennarae Goodbar, of Lexington, was training her dog named Cash, or Cashiemomo as she preferred to call the dog — outside their home on Saturday when the dog suddenly took off running towards a busy road in Rockbridge County, WTVR reported.
As Goodbar desperately tried to catch her beloved pet, they both ran out in front of a car and were hit by a driver who was unable to stop in time, according to the local news outlet.
Tragically, the man driving the car was a family friend, WFXR reports.
The bond between Goodbar and Cash was a special one: the Maury River Middle School student reportedly purchased the dog with her own money and treated her like “her baby,” Donna Jean Stuples, a family member of Goodbar’s, told WTVR.
Stuples also explained that Cash and Jennarae will be buried together on the day of her funeral. The service is scheduled for this upcoming Saturday in Lexington.