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Cartoon resonates with Canadians in the wake of Ottawa shooting

ABOVE: How a simple but poignant cartoon has touched the hearts of Canadians and people around the world

A Canadian cartoonist’s illustration portraying the nation’s pain over the shooting death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is being described as poignant, powerful and tear-jerking.

Cirillo, a reservist from Hamilton, Ont., was gunned down at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday in what Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called a “terrorist” attack.

Bruce MacKinnon, an editorial cartoonist for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald, is being praised across the country for creating an image illustrating the country’s loss.

Twitter was abuzz Thursday morning with response to MacKinnon’s image.

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Meanwhile, Members of Parliament gathered at the memorial Thursday to pay tribute to the fallen soldier.

READ MORE: Soldier killed in what Harper calls ‘terrorist’ attack in Ottawa

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