Canadians are ‘Spocking’ their fivers in tribute to deceased actor Leonard Nimoy, aka Spock from the Star Trek series.
In a trend that has taken on Twitter, hashtagged #Spocking and #Spockingfives, Canadians have started drawing pointy ears and tiled brows over Canada’s seventh prime minister’s face.
Sir Wilfrid Lauriel’s face seems to have served as a perfect basis for Star Trek’s famous Mr. Spock, played by Nimoy.
The Bank of Canada is not so happy with this trend though. Their spokeswoman Josianne Menard, sent USA Today an emailed statement that showed the reasons on why the Bank disagrees with this practice:
However, the trend continues and Canadian’s fivers aren’t the only notes that received a makeover.
Here are some of the tweets: