Spoilers for The Walking Dead 8x04, "Some Guy."
The good guys suffered another loss tonight with the death of Shiva, King Ezekiel's beloved pet tiger. Ezekiel previously opened up about his deep bond with the former zoo animal, calling her "the last thing left in this world that [he] loved." Shiva repaid her debt to Ezekiel when she made her last stand protecting the king, Carol and Jerry from a pack of possibly radioactive-contaminated walkers.
Shiva may have been a CGI tiger, but many found her death as emotionally effective as the loss of Lori, Hershel, Beth and even Glenn. It's only a shame there are no dumpsters in the middle of the woods.
Top 10 saddest #twd death moments.November 13, 2017
Ezekiel saved Shiva when she hurt her leg
Shiva saved Ezekiel when he hurt his leg#ThewalkingDead— Taco (@lenniesmorgan) November 13, 2017
#TheWalkingDead anyone else but Shiva. Crying. Its sad I didn't even cry for Glenn.— Patti Kuberski (@pakjjk) November 13, 2017
shiva is dead, negan is back and michonne and rosita haven’t been seen since 801..... we currently live in the worst timeline— allie (@richonnie) November 13, 2017
SHIVA DESERVES BETTER pic.twitter.com/7yeECgxTnw— alex (@normanpfvr) November 13, 2017
Some fans even uploaded their live and passionate reactions to Shiva's death, while others took the opportunity to bring attention to a great cause — helping real life tigers — and others still paid tribute to the regal feline.
MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR SHIVA. THE BEST TIGER. THERE FOR HER KING TILL THE VERY END.
YOU WILL BE MISSED SHIVA. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.November 13, 2017
And yet we smile, because their deaths will not be in vein... RIP Shiva and The Kingdom #TheWalkingDead— Daryl Dixon (@BAMFDarylDixon_) November 13, 2017
Shiva 😭November 13, 2017
King Ezekiel: when you are asked to be the hero, say yes.
Tonight Shiva was asked to be the hero. And she said yes.November 13, 2017
She fell saving her king's life.
Rest easy, Shiva. The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.