Died Lil bub, the most famous Internet cat in the world, paving the way for other favorites social networks

Rest in peace, Lil bub.

One of the most famous cats on the Internet – a tiny cat with a flattened face, protruding tongue and large sad eyes – has died at the age of 8 years.

The owner of a cat named Lil bub Mike Bridavsky shared the news on Instagram, attaching a photo of the Women from the first to the last of her days, and a touching farewell with the deceased cat. «On the morning of Sunday 1 December 2019 we lost the most gentle, kind and magical living force on the planet,» wrote Mike. «The women were cheerful and full of love when he laid down to sleep with us Sunday night, but unexpectedly died peacefully in her sleep». The man wrote that the Women «, fought with an aggressive infection of the bone», but he’s still shocked by her death.

Bub was born in Bloomington, Indiana with a form of feline dwarfism. She didn’t have teeth, so she was the protruding tongue. But these traits made her more attractive to Mike, and the subsequent of fans Women. Kitty was 2.3 million subscribers and that it paved the way for the famous social networks Pets.

Mike post photos of cats in Tumblr, Reddit and Facebook, where the pictures received more than 3 million likes. She became famous also thanks to the documentary Lil Bub & Friendz, which was first shown in 2013 at the festival the Tribeca Film Festival and which won the Tribeca Online Festival Best Feature Film.

Finally, the Women became so popular that fans were willing to pay $100 just to see her at an event in Queens in 2016.

At the same time, Women suffered from health problems. She was the first cat, which found osteopetrosis, a rare disease where her bones becoming denser. It «hardly moved», but thanks to her fame could get special treatment. In addition, the glory of Women used in order to draw attention to other animals with special needs, creating a Fund of Lil BUB’s Big Fund.

«Words cannot Express the profound impact that Women had on my life, the lives of thousands of homeless animals and the lives of those of you who are worried about her, as if she were your family,» wrote Mike, who married and brought 2 children while I was living with him Lil bub.

«Women are significantly affected animals and the lives of millions of people around the world,» he continues. «She literally saved thousands of lives (both Pets and people), she founded the first national Fund for animals with special needs, she has been the object of advanced genetic and biological research, she helped raise more than $700 thousand for the animals who needed it and helped to demonstrate persistence, a positive attitude and perseverance to people around the world.»

«I will never forget your generosity, your infinite supply of love or your ability to bring so much magic and joy to the world,» wrote Mike.