Hundreds join beloved dog for last walk on his favorite beach

Mark Woods said goodbye to his beloved dog Walnut on Saturday, but not before he — and a horde of well-wishers — accompanied the pup on his final beachside walk.

"Sadly I am having to have Walnut euthanised on Saturday 12th November and so we will be having a last walk together on his beloved Porth Beach at 9.30am," Woods, who lives in Cornwall, England, wrote in a Facebook post. "I would love it if dog lovers/owners and friends would join us for a celebration of Walnut on his favourite Porth Beach."

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"He has had an incredible life and having reached the grand age of 18 is ready for his final sleep," Woods added.

Inspired by Woods' words and Walnut's story, hundreds of people — and dogs, of course — turned up for the stroll on Walnut's favorite beach, which is closed to dogs in the summer months.

People also paid tribute to Walnut using the hashtag #walkwithwalnut.

Walnut's final walk
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Walnut's final walk
Emotional but beautiful #WalkWithWalnut this morning.
Meanwhile, at Porth Beach Newquay, humans demonstrate proper love and solidarity on their #walkwithwalnut and Mark.
Heartbreaking scenes from Porth beach this AM as hundreds take one last #walkwithwalnut 🐶💔 Amazing scenes as everyo…
The #pug gang are here too to #walkwithwalnut 🐶💕
@theJeremyVine We went on #walnutslastwalk #walkwithwalnut such a big turn out. So sad though 🐕❤️
Thinking of Walnut and Mark this morning - sleep well little chap, so heartbreaking #walnutslastwalk
Sending love and affection to Mark and his family as their dog Walnut takes his last walk before the last visit to…
In honour of #walnut May he run free happily on his favourite beach forever more #walnutslastwalk
Didn't know about #WalnutsLastWalk until today. He'll be OTRB now. Well done lad, paying respects to you on my beac…
Thinking of Mark & Walnut 💔 #walnutslastwalk #rainbowbridge 😓
RIP Walnut. Run free OTRB 🌈. *bows head in respect* #walnutslastwalk
Will join spirit of #walnutslastwalk today from Frontenac park in 🇨🇦... Man's best friend unite... #dogslife…
I feel like I've experienced all of life's emotions in the last two days. We don't deserve dogs. #bustertheboxer #walnutslastwalk
Currently crying my eyes out about this #walkwithwalnut 😢 #walnutslastwalk
Amazing to be part of something special. #walnutslastwalk #walkwithwalnut 🐕❤️
I wish I could be there with you Walnut and Mark xxxxx #walnutslastwalk

According to the BBC, Woods found the response to his post "incredible."

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