Credit: Maci Bookout on Instagram

Please change into your cutest LBD, because we are officially in mourning over the loss of our best friend, Taylor McKinney's beard. In case you aren't aware, Taylor is Teen Mom Maci Bookout's boyfriend of two years, and he cemented a place in our collective hearts when he made the brave decision to unbridle his passion for facial hair.

We've been tracking the progress of Taylor's beard for a while now, and have watched in horror as it transformed from an innocent 5 o'clock shadow, into a giant cascade of hair shrubbery. Who knows what lives in that thing, it's basically the 8th wonder of the world at this point.

Unfortunately, Taylor seems to have won the battle between McKinney vs. Beard, and he shaved his hairy accessory off — much to the dismay of Maci. This girl took to Twitter to share her grief by writing, "My boyfriend shaved his beard today ... he's really testing my love for him."

Here's hoping that Taylor was able to donate his beard to a charitable organization that makes beard-wigs for men unable to grow their own facial hair. And if such an organization doesn't exist, we suggest that Taylor goes ahead and starts one.

What do you think of Taylor shaving off his beard? Weigh in below!