Skip Nav

Parkland Shooting and Gun Control Cartoon by Pia Guerra

The 1 Cartoon About School Shootings Every Person Needs to See

An absolutely stunning cartoon drawn in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, is breaking hearts across the internet — and it's an image that we won't (and shouldn't) soon forget.

"Hero's Welcome" is the brainchild of artist Pia Guerra and depicts Aaron Feis — the football coach and security guard who was killed when he used himself as a human shield to protect Parkland students — being ushered toward a group of children and adults by a young girl saying, "Come on, Mister Feis! So many of us want to meet you!"

"It's not often that an image pops in your brain and you feel a lump in your throat," Guerra told The Washington Post, noting that the crowd in the cartoon is representative of all the many individuals who have tragically lost their lives in school shootings over the years and that the cartoon was a direct response to her feeling helpless in the face of yet another mass gun tragedy.

Guerra posted the image to Twitter, and it has since gone viral — serving as yet another incredibly important reminder of the important role that each and every individual voice plays in the fight for gun control and how essential it is to every American's safety to make those voices heard at the highest levels.

More from POPSUGAR
From Our Partners
Why Buffet Scrambled Eggs Are the Worst
Kim Kardashian at the White House Pictures June 2019
George Clooney's Op-Ed Quotes About 2019 Crisis in Sudan
Billy Porter Wears Kinky Boots Curtain at Tony Awards 2019
Camilla Winking During President Trump Meeting Video
Why Is Drake at the 2019 NBA Finals?
I'm Married and Still Follow My Exes on Social Media
How Long Should Grandparents Babysit Your Kids?
I Don't Want to Be With My Kids on Mother's Day
Busy Philipps Talks About Abortion on Busy Tonight
The Mistake Samwell Tarly Makes in the Battle of Winterfell
Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire in Paris on April 15, 2019
Latest News
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds