Buzz·Posted on Mar 2, 2015Canadians Are "Spocking" Their $5 Bills In Tribute To Leonard NimoyEven William Shatner is touched.by Tanya ChenBuzzFeed Staff, CanadaFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Last week, news that Leonard Nimoy — the actor who gave us Vulcan Mr. Spock — had passed was met with sadness and memorial. christophermonro.tumblr.com In Canada, a long-running joke is now being used to pay special tribute. Canadians are "Spocking" their $5 bills in solidarity. facebook.com Wilfrid Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada, who's on the $5 bill, hilariously resembles the Star Trek character. So, for years, Canadians have made it tradition to doodle it on their currency. Even though "Spocking" is not a new concept, it's become a movement to pay mutual respect to their hero nerd. facebook.com J.S. @realjasonstru #RIPLeonardNimoy @canada #SpockYourFives 04:11 AM - 28 Feb 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite View this photo on Instagram instagram.com And they're encouraging others to do the same. Hallie Cotnam @HallieCBC What you could do with a Canadian $5 bill today. #Spock 08:28 PM - 27 Feb 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite View this photo on Instagram instagram.com sin rosetro @luisaalver I found an image of the two $5 bills I defaced and Spockified. #SpockYourFives 05:33 AM - 02 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Even "Wilfrid Laurier" has paid his respects on Twitter. Wilfrid Laurier @PMLaurier Adieu to the great Leonard Nimoy. Honoured so many Canadians thought we looked alike & would "Spock" their $5 bills: 06:21 PM - 27 Feb 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite And the collective gesture has reached and touched William Shatner, Captain Kirk and a Canadian himself. William Shatner @WilliamShatner And the defacing of the Canadian $5 bill warms my heart 05:57 PM - 02 Mar 2015 Reply Retweet Favorite Same, Shatner. Same. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF NBC / Via knowyourmeme.com Live long and prosper, Nimoy. Facebook: 6850966739 ==\\//== Mar. 03, 2015, at 16:30 PM Bank of Canada has just issued an official statement that, while they do not encourage defacement, it's NOT illegal to "spock" the $5 notes. Spock on, Canada!