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PHOTO: Roy Williams writes letter to UNC fan after dog named Roy dies

NCAA Men's Final Four - National Championship - Villanova v North Carolina

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 04: Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts in the second half against the Villanova Wildcats during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four National Championship game at NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Whitney Shankland is a North Carolina fan who, according to her twitter bio, lives in Raleigh.

Whitney named her dog after UNC head coach Roy Williams. Roy, the dog, passed away recently, and Roy, the coach, found out about it.

So the coach sent the fan a condolence letter about the dog:

Anyone who has lost a pet knows that it’s not an easy thing to deal with, but I’m sure that Whitney needed the pick-me-up.