Dogs are our best friends, confidants, companions, and family members. They become your companion, protector, lifesaver, and a full-fledged family member. Because of that, when the sorrowful day inevitably comes and you’re fᴏʀᴄᴇd to say goodbye to your best friend for the very last time, your heart ʙʀᴇᴀᴋs into million pieces. And there’s nothing you can do about it.
Green-Wood Cemetery in south Brooklyn is full of famous residents — from artists and musicians to Civil War generals and politicians. But one tucked-away grave has gotten a lot more attention from recent visitors than ever before.
Among the thousands of angels and obelisks is Rex: a bronze statue of a dog lying on a stone platform engraved with his name. Rex has stood guard over his owner’s plot near the corner of Sycamore and Greenbough Avenues for well over 100 years — and he’s still a very good boy.
Rex the dog .dɪᴇd over 100 years ago but people still want to pay tribute to this dedicated canine. He was undoubtedly loved very much, and his owner wanted to show his gratitude and love.
This unique dog-shaped monument is located at the Green-Wood Cᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ in Brooklyn
People visiting this ᴄᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ have been dropping twigs on this dog’s ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ to honor him.
For years, people visiting the Green-Wood Cᴇ.ᴍᴇᴛᴇʀʏ have been leaving sticks on the doggy’s ɢʀᴀᴠᴇ to pay their respects. These past months, his collection of sticks has grown quite notably since the 478-acre Cᴇ.metery has become a popular place for people to explore during the C.O.V.I.D .ᴘ.ᴀɴ.ᴅᴇᴍɪᴄ
“It’s right under a tree and there are lots of sticks around. People will drop a stick across his little paws. Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’’
“I think people like to believe that there is a dog interred there and there very well might be”
The visitors share photos of the statue and the sticks, and this wonderful 100-year-old monument at the Green-Wood .Cᴇ.metery is gaining a lot of attention online. Hundreds of people have been posting photos capturing the statue along with the collection of sticks on various social media platforms, receiving loads of warm and touching comments.
People will drop a stick across his little paws. Someone also left a picture of a dog there once, maybe their little pet who ᴘᴀssᴇᴅ ᴀᴡᴀʏ, as to say, ‘Rex, look after my little one.’”