Milbern dressed up in a black suit for the occasion, and even lit candles to honor the recently departed fish. He had held the “ceremony” to cheer up his wife. He said, “Any time I find an opportunity to get a laugh and smile out of her, I make sure to capitalise on it.”
On the same day, a tweet that Milbern’s wife posted about what he did for her and their fish was very enthusiastically received by netizens on Twitterverse and has been retweeted more than 66,000 times.
The story became so popular that it was even written about in Buzzfeed and Indy100. People could relate to Milbern’s story and in turn told stories about their own beloved pets. It’s obvious that the Milbern’s affection for their pets struck a chord with so many.
Additionally, Milbern received much praise for being such a good husband.