Heartbreaking photo inspires fellow dog lovers to dedicate pet pics to Nathan Cirillo

Face it: posting a photo of your pet to social media isn’t exactly groundbreaking. Twitter users today, though, have started the #TweetAPicOfYourDog hashtag for a special reason: to honor reservist (and dog lover) Nathan Cirillo, who was murdered Wednesday in a terrorist attack while guarding Canada’s National War Memorial. As Twitchy reported, an utterly heartbreaking photo of Cirillo’s dogs waiting for their master to return home is bringing tears to the eyes of more than a few…

I know some will think is cheesy and sentimental but I don’t care. There are plenty of other serious stories to read so don’t bother leaving nasty comments please. See also: ‘God bless our hero’: Condolences pouring in for soldier slain in Ottawa