France, though back on its feet after the horrible Paris attacks, is still grappling with the after-effects of the tragic events. In the midst of the somberness came a sweet and thoughtful gesture from Russia.
In a simple ceremony in Moscow, France was gifted a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya by Russia as a symbolic replacement of Diesel, the dog that was killed during the terrorist attacks in Paris last month.
"The puppy you are giving us today will replace Diesel and proves your friendship," said Jean-Maurice Ripert, the French ambassador.
A member of the French Special Forces, Diesel was a Belgian Malinois who was killed during the raid of an apartment in St.-Denis on the Nov. 18 in the hunt for the alleged leader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
The tragic death of Diesel caught the attention of numerous people on Twitter and #JeSuisChien, a hashtag in his memory, started trending.
#JeSuisChien to desiel the brave dog may the angels look upon you with love. My brave girl R.I.P— || leanne || (@jarpadadoration) December 6, 2015
People, no matter which country they belong to, are clearly moved by the Russian government's kind gesture.
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