William Shatner Asked "Star Trek" Fans For Selfies Honoring Leonard Nimoy. What He Did With Them Is Awesome.

Live long and prosper.

Earlier this year, Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83. Famous worldwide for his portrayal of Spock across numerous iterations of Star Trek on TV and film, the actor inspired countless fans with his calm demeanor, which blurred the lines between him and his half-human, half-Vulcan character.

Immediately after his death, Nimoy's friend and Star Trek co-star William Shatner was as outspoken as anyone about what a good man he was, and he continues to be so nearly six months later. An extremely active social media user, he recently took to Twitter ask fans to send in selfies of themselves doing the famous Vulcan salute for undisclosed reasons.

Shatner then put those selfies together into a very heartfelt tribute.

As it turns out, the selfie mosaic was also constructed for a good cause.

GISHWHES (The Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) is an online charity scavenger hunt founded by actor Misha Collins (Supernatural). Shatner said more than 6,000 photos were used to put the Nimoy tribute together, which might be enough for a world record.

Cheers, Shatner. Nicely done.

(H/T: Mashable)

Cover image: Wikimedia

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