“Meet Patron. He is two years old. He is the soul and mascot of the pyrotechnicians in Chernigov, Ukraine. Accompanies them always and everywhere. By the way, he loves cheese, so our guys, on occasion, spoil him deliciously.”, – writes the press service of the State Emergency Service.
After this publication, the dog became the subject of many illustrations.
The department published screenshots of drawings, pictures and memes shared by their authors on Instagram. “A little dog with a big heart,” signed his illustration by the author of one of the works.
“Our brave little Patron has inspired an incredible number of gifted artists, and we’re incredibly happy about it. It motivates us not to give up, no matter how hard it is, to hold the bar high and go into battle with renewed vigor, knowing how many people are still waiting to help and how many people believe in us. Our Patron doesn’t put his paws down either and sends his thanks to everyone. Big heroes are not necessarily big ones. So believe in your strength, in our defenders, in our Victory. Draw it closer on all fronts, wherever you can and don’t slow down,” the message authors wrote.
The little hero also has his own Instagram account, which already has 38,000 followers.