Owners Honoring Dog-Loving Soldier by Tweeting Their Pet Pics

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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.

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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.

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Cirillo was murdered Wednesday in a terrorist attack.  The attack took place while he was guarding Canada’s National War Memorial.

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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.

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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.

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Now Twitter is practically overrun with the photos.  All in tribute to one brave soldier’s senseless death.

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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.

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