A gentle giant and lovable beast passed away. Giant George was formerly the world's tallest dog, according to Huffington Post. With a shattering height of 43 inches, Giant George towered above most living things he came into contact with.

Sadly, George passed away last Thursday, one month shy of his eighth birthday. He was surrounded by loved ones, his owners said on his Facebook page. Here is a video of him during happier times babysitting for the family. The world will miss you Giant George.