Starting on Wednesday night – and continuing into Thursday – one of Twitter’s trending hashtags has been #GordDowniesCanada.
Each tweet features a beautiful shot of Canada, including sunsets, forest landscapes and other snapshots of the country’s beauty. (Downie and The Hip are known for referencing Canadian locales in much of their music.)
It was announced on Wednesday that every single Hip album — all 17 of them, spanning three decades — is currently appearing on the Canadian Billboard chart. The band is surging in popularity from coast-to-coast after Downie’s May announcement that he has terminal brain cancer.
Here are a selection of the gorgeous photos from across the country.
Many people are quoting Hip songs along with their pictures.
Even Global News’ own Adam Frisk got into the spirit with this Algonquin sunset picture.
To see the growing collection of stunning photos on Twitter, search “#GordDowniesCanada,” sit back, and let your heart swell with pride. This is for you, Gord!