The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team was favored to win gold in Rio, so they were devastated when they were eliminated early. Luckily for star Christen Press, who missed a crucial penalty kick against Sweden, her legion of fans turned to Twitter to bolster her spirits. How? With adorable puppy pictures, of course. Press, known for her support of dog rescues and PETA, had been writing on social media that she missed her dogs.
Christen missing her dogs
A fan named Wilma started a hashtag campaign
— mmw (@mmwilsner) August 12, 2016
And the rest is history!
Scroll through to see the latest #dogsforchristen tweets on Twitter
Christen’s response is so sweet
— Christen Press (@ChristenPress) August 14, 2016
Christen’s rescue promo for PETA’s “Adopt, don’t shop” campaign
— PETA (@peta) August 15, 2016