People posting pictures of their dogs to their Twitter account isn’t exactly something new. Anyone at any time can log in to their Twitter account and are guaranteed to see a ton of photos of people with their dogs, or their dogs wearing costumes and just about any number of possibilities when it comes to dog photos.
However, a recent trend on Twitter is posting a picture of your pet with the tag “#TweetAPicOfYourDog” attached. It all started as a tribute to honor reservist and dog lover Nathan Cirillo.
Cirillo was murdered Wednesday in a terrorist attack. The attack took place while he was guarding Canada’s National War Memorial.
At first, there was a tweet from Cirillo’s family. It was a heartbreaking photo of Cirillo’s dogs, waiting for the return of their human, and because of this terrible attack, that will not happen for them now.
Along with bringing a tear to many people’s eyes, the photo has also inspired a massive group of people to do the same. This is how “#TweetAPicOfYourDog was started.
Now Twitter is practically overrun with the photos. All in tribute to one brave soldier’s senseless death.
A special thank you goes out to Cirillo and his family. He paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep his country and people safe. This does seem like a very fitting tribute to a national hero and dog lover.