This little boy’s turtle died, so he dug a grave, built a cross, and put on a shirt and tie for the funeral. He did all this on his own, without parental supervision or guidance. His dad walked outside and took this picture toward the end of the ceremony.

It’s nice to see such a fine young man pay respect to a turtle that he obviously loved. The fact that he put on a shirt and tie to show respect for his pet turtle is absolutely heartwarming.

Anyone who has lost a pet at a young age knows how important this turtle probably was to him. We hope he gets another one soon. He clearly deserves it. Shell his pet turtle rest in peace.