We're following a heartbreaking story out of Virginia after a girl and her dog were killed on a busy road in Rockbridge County.
12-year-old Jennarae Goodbar chased her dog Cash into the street after he ran away, resulting in a tragic collision that claimed both of their lives. Now, her family is burying the pair together in honor of their powerful bond.
People worldwide are expressing their deepest sympathy.
I’m heartbroken for the Goodbar family over the tragic loss of JennaRae. Indescribable additional feeling of sadne… https://t.co/oowhBvWMBy— Martha Smith (@Martha Smith) 1540858854.0
Calling all prayer warriors. Please keep the Goodbar family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time… https://t.co/i5mKHvhBqg— Deborah Knick (@Deborah Knick) 1540729105.0
💔💔😢 The mother of a 12-year-old girl killed while chasing after her beloved dog in Rockbridge County, Virginia, say… https://t.co/gCHOaGIcNJ— °•L♡veHas4Paws🐾•° (@°•L♡veHas4Paws🐾•°) 1540863554.0
The Goodbar family set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses, which surpassed its goal in about 48 hours.
Mourners are praising Jennarae's courage and bravery.
@people Oh my goodness, that poor girl. 😭. She just wanted to save her baby. 😭— Miss T (@Miss T) 1540859468.0
@MichelleDelNigr @people Me too...— Jess H 🌻🇨🇦 🇦🇲 (@Jess H 🌻🇨🇦 🇦🇲) 1540860848.0
@TravelerAlder90 @people Beautiful response— kakic (@kakic) 1540864083.0
This is so sad! I think almost any animal lover has risked their life somehow for their beloved pet but never thoug… https://t.co/N0285vXWTL— Tiffany V. Bradshaw (@Tiffany V. Bradshaw) 1540871751.0
People also sent well wishes to the devastated family.
@people Bless this family rest easy knowing her bestie went with her she would not have had it any other way God speed amen!— patricia obrien (@patricia obrien) 1540859593.0
@people Rest In Peace baby girl..she was just a little girl oh my god 😭and the poor puppy..I’m broken..— Machattack (@Machattack) 1540860099.0
@people So incredibly sad 😢, I can barely handle reading a happy story involving a dog, let alone this tragedy, any… https://t.co/v2gFCmvd68— Wanda London (@Wanda London) 1540864010.0
@people My God that’s so sad! The love for a pet is so strong she wasn’t thinking of herself! My deepest condolence… https://t.co/2mbcuC2tvo— Nora Gonzales (@Nora Gonzales) 1540861791.0
@people So sad. Sending lots of prayers to her family and friends. 🙏🏻🙏🏻💞— Trish Blackwell (@Trish Blackwell) 1540905320.0
This story is unbelievably sad, bringing complete strangers to tears.
@people I am crying 😭— Lala Purk B (@Lala Purk B) 1540902222.0
@people This is heartbreaking— chris Kirkpatrick (@chris Kirkpatrick) 1540887207.0
@people So tragic and sad. May Gena and Cash rest in peace— TheDecemberGirl (@TheDecemberGirl) 1540869034.0
We hope the Goodbar family finds strength and peace through this unimaginable tragedy. If you'd like to contribute to their fund for funeral costs and other expenses, you can do so here.