The world lost a beautiful and compassionate soul today: 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie.

Not only was Christina a finalist on NBC’s The Voice and a YouTube sensation, she was also a true hero for animals. The proud guardian of an adorable rescued pup, Chloe, Christina worked with peta2 to encourage people always to adopt animals from shelters instead of buying them from pet stores.

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Christina will receive a leaf on PETA’s Tree of Life, which honors heroes for animals.

Rest in peace, Christina. Your talent and your kindness will continue to inspire us all. ♥