Since the news of Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday, the internet has been flooded with stories, photographs, and tender farewells paying tribute to Britain's longest reigning monarch.
But one goodbye in particular fiercely tugs at the heartstrings.
On Thursday, beloved fictional children's literature character Paddington Bear shared a message on Twitter for the queen:
"Thank you Ma'am, for everything."
Some may recognize that this is a line Paddington used in a video for the queen's Platinum Jubilee in June.
In the video, the queen and Paddington are having tea together. Paddington swigs the tea straight from the teapot as the queen watches in disbelief. Toward the end of the video, the two reveal where they hide their marmalade sandwiches.
The crowd can be heard cheering outside as Paddington wishes the queen a happy jubilee.
He then removes his hat and and utters sincerely:
"...and thank you, for everything."
You can watch the video below.
🥪 👜 Ma’amalade sandwich Your Majesty?youtu.be
The responses to Paddington Bear's tweet were nearly as precious as his own farewell message.
Since Thursday, we have been reminded of the queen's spirit and wit through shared stories and videos, such as the resurfaced video of the queen's former bodyguard Richard Griffin recalling a time when two American tourists did not recognize the queen...and she played along!
As for Paddington's tribute, the queen would likely have had the same response as in the video:
"That's very kind."