At the second annual Pencils of Promise Charity Gala Usher was prepared to spend a measly $10,000 dollars to make his new Goldendoodle, Poppy, his. However, "Gossip Girl" Jessica Szohr had other plans and upped the bid to a cool $11K.
Not to be outdone Usher outbid Szohr at $12,000 and took to twitter afterwards to celebrate. He tweeted, "All in the name of [canine] fun! It took me 2 years but I outbid everyone this year to bring Poppy home to Ush."
As crazy as $12K on a puppy sounds at least it was all for a good cause. Pencils of Promise is a charity that helps build schools in developing countries and should be able to add to their current total of 50 after Thursday's event.
Usher, also, was sure to get a picture displaying his excitement about his new family member.