Family receives 'sign from doggie heaven' after pet's death

Catie Callaghan said that her family pet, Bandit, was a "very good dog."

"We were his fourth home, and we always talked about how we never gave up on him," she told BuzzFeed News.

She said Bandit was "loved by everyone."

But after undergoing multiple surgeries, Bandit had to go back for another -- his 15th procedure. At the end of the surgery, the 15-year-old dog died.

Callaghan and her family were devastated, but two days after Bandit died, they got a sign from "doggie heaven."

"So my 15-year-old dog passed away two days ago," Callaghan wrote on Twitter. "My mom found his bowl like this tonight. Doggie heaven does exist. Love you, Bandit."

A picture showed water in the dog bowl in the shape of a smiley face.

"The bowl was a sign that he’s happy," Callaghan told BuzzFeed. "We even thought the smile looked like his. It was a God wink."

More than 30,000 people liked the tweet.

"It warms our hearts and makes us feel good about it," Callaghan said of the support that she and her family have received.

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