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Thursday night’s star-studded Pencils of Promise gala event in New York City not only raised tens of thousands of dollars for the charity, which builds schools in Laos, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Ghana, but also gave singer/songwriter Usher something to celebrate!
The Grammy winning singer was thrilled to win the bid this year. Last year, he bid on a different puppy, but was outbid by a family that named the lucky pup “Usher.” This time, Usher was determined to take home the fluffy copper-colored Goldendoodle, with an opening bid of $10,000, winning the pup, which he has named “Poppy,” when the bidding capped out at $12k.
Thrilled with his win, and with the massive donation to Pencils of Promise, Usher Tweeted a pic of the precious pup in his arms at the event.