Xavier Hernandez is grieving the miscarriage of a loved one.
But it’s not his wife, girlfriend, mother or any other woman in his life. Instead, it’s his beloved rescue dog, Twinkle. Three puppies-to-be, gone in an instant.
So, like any ordinary millennial, the 18-year-old from Whittier, California, shared his turmoil on the home front online.
so my dog was pregnant and she lost all 3 of her puppies so my mom bought her these toys and she thinks they’re her puppies…breaks my ❤️. pic.twitter.com/ntfkNpVIaS
— xXx (@xXxavierH21) April 5, 2017
A solemn Twinkle cuddling with stuffies.
Surrogate puppies, if you will.
The outpouring has been, well, an absolute digital puddle of tears.
— J. (@jayyne___) April 5, 2017
why do bad things happen to good dogs 🙁 https://t.co/Wen68Sx0AD
— Alexa Trinidad (@lexipiie) April 6, 2017
Well my heart just broke https://t.co/oqmINyUH1D
— Mel💖 (@EclecticUnic0rn) April 5, 2017
Oh blimey!How sad 4this lovely dog.But how lucky it is that she had such loving caring owners.Just reminds us that some humans can b great💔💔 https://t.co/DPJTbCyy2u
— Kimble Di (@KimbleDi) April 7, 2017
— Liz Finnegan (@TheGingerarchy) April 7, 2017
Some people have even offered to send toys.
And now, Hernandez is looking to crowd fund “treats and toys to make her get out of this depression.”
Before you think it’s just a crass attempt to capitalize on viral fame – his original tweet has been retweeted 13,000 times and liked another 26,000 — Hernandez is only looking for $100, which isn’t exactly Freedom 55.
Started this gofund me page to cheer up my dog, please check it . .
— xXx (@xXxavierH21) April 7, 2017
Be well little Twinkle. Be good Xavier.
Photos Xavier Hernandez/Twitter