People leave sticks at the cemetery plot of dog who passed away 100 years ago

When our pets die, it can be comforting to go and visit their grave so they have a place where to pay respects. There is a dog’s unique burial spot and that has become the favourite spot of animal lovers in the area.

The Green-Wood Cemetery // KevinTMorales

Pets mostly get buried with a simple grave and their name marked there.

But a dog named Rex was buried at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery over 100 years ago, and has a plot that  catches the eye:

He has a bronze statue of his own.

This is a true honor and it’s clear that he meant much to his owners, people believe that his owner was a fruit merchant named John E. Stow, who passed away in 1884.

Even though Rex and all people who knew him are now long gone his unique grave site still gets a lot of visitors.

Image credits: The Green-Wood Cemetery

“When it comes to Rex, he obviously stands out,” Stacy Locke, the communications manager for Green-Wood Cemetery, stated for The Dodo.

“People see him from the road — it’s sort of a prominent spot, right off of the intersection of two roads here.”

A heartwarming tradition has taken place now around Rex’s grave: visitors leave sticks in front of his statue.

Locals see Rex as a place to remember their pets who have also passed away.

Image credits: KevinTMorales

“People will drop a stick across his little paws,” Stacy said. “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.’

Image credits: meghanad

What a beautiful and sad story, Rex was a lucky boy being so loved by his family.

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