We are sure you love your pets from the bottom of your heart. Whether it is a cat, dog, rabbit, mouse, chicken, or any other creature, they truly become an important part of your life. You remember the day you brought them into your home and the day you put them to rest. Your heart breaks into a million pieces when biding a last goodbye to your pets.

We are sure that the owner of the dog named Rex, in whose memory this monument was built 100 years ago felt the same way.

This unique gravestone in the shape of a dog stands at the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn




The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is a popular resting place of many famous artists and musicians, including Charles Ebbets, Leonard Bernstein, and Jean-Michel Basquiat. There is this one particular grave that stands out more than any other grave at the cemetery. It is of a dog named Rex, and the cemetery was built 100 years ago.

Turns out, many people visiting the cemetery have been leaving sticks on this doggy’s grave to pay tribute

People who visit the cemetery leave wooden sticks on his grave. During the lockdown, the collection of sticks on his grave has notably increased. As the 478-acres cemetery has become a popular place for people to pay a visit in the lockdown.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, his collection of sticks has grown quite notably

“I think people like to believe that there is a dog interred there and there very well might be. But it’s hard to say,” Stacy Locke, Communications Manager at Green-Wood Cemetery, told My Modern Met. “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 passed away, 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”

Hundreds of people have been capturing the monument at the cemetery and sharing it on the Internet. Thus, it has become quite popular online and people are showing their love from all over the world for Rex.

Here’s how people on the internet feel about this touching tradition