Harambe was not just a Gorilla. He was our fallen hero, our saviour. At roughly 4pm, Harambe was brutally killed, and the whole world was sent into shock.
So after 6 months of global mourning, it was only a fitting tribute that NFL players showed their support for our favourite Silverback Gorilla.
Meet Jerick McKinnon. At just age 24, he is running back for the Minnesota Vikings. During one of his training sessions, Jerick decided to wear some seriously inspiring football boots. Where do I get some?
Yes, you saw that image correctly. McKinnon decided to pay a heartwarming tribute to Harambe by wearing shoes with his face on it.
Let’s zoom in and take a closer look. The detail is absolutely stunning:
Jerick wasn’t the only player showing his love & support though. The official Twitter page of the Minnesota Vikings sent out this photo:
Here’s what Twitter had to say about it:
Vikings fan in Ohio here. Many thanks for recognizing our fallen hero! Harambe 4 life! @Vikings
— JayT (@JForceFive) October 23, 2016
I NEED THESE.