Internet Famous Cat 'Lil Bub' Dies After Raising Billions For Animal Charity - Viral Bake
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The internet, especially Lil Bub fam, woke up to a heartbreaking news on Tuesday as they realised that the internet’s most famous cat has died aged eight.

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This is my first photo with BUB next our last photo together. On the morning of Sunday, December 1st 2019 we lost the purest, kindest and most magical living force on our planet. BUB was cheerful and full of love laying in our bed with us Saturday night, but unexpectedly passed away peacefully in her sleep.. I have always been fully transparent about BUB's health, and it was no secret that she was battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection. Even knowing this, we weren't expecting her to pass so soon or so abruptly without warning. I truly believe that she willingly made the decision to leave her failing body so that our family would not have to make that difficult decision ourselves. It is impossible to put into words the profound effect that BUB has had on my life, on the lives of thousands of homeless pets, and on the lives of those of you that have cared for her as if she were your own family. She taught me everything that I know about unconditional love, she brought my wife Stacy and I together, she's the reason we have our beautiful children Rosco and Lula, and she has been a constant source of warmth and love in our lives for the past 8 years. To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement. But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide. She has literally saved thousands of lives (both pets and humans), she started the first national fund for special needs pets, she was the subject of groundbreaking genetic and biological research, she's helped raise over $700,000 for animals in need, and has spread a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world. And even though my heart is absolutely crushed by her graceful departure from planet Earth, I know that her sprit, magic, and overwhelming energy are still with us, reminding us every day to be better. Dearest BUB, I will never forget your generosity, your limitless supply of love, or your uncanny ability to bring so much magic and joy to the world. I am forever honored and humbled that you chose me as your caretaker. Please visit all of us in our dreams o

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Her owner, Mike Bridavsky took on Instagram to announce announced her death to millions (2.4M to be exact) of followers on social media on Monday.

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What made Lil Bub different was her unusual appearance. Notably, she was born with several health issues and had bulbous eyes and a protruding tongue (always sticking out) that made her standout.

The owner of the cat said that she helped raise more than $700,000 (£540,000) for animal charities during her entire life.

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Notably, the kitten was born with a disorder namely dwarfism, because of which, she couldn’t grow physically throughout her life.

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A Lil BABY BUB Vid 4 U #lillilbub #lilbub #babybub

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Also, she suffered from a disorder called polydactyl because of which she had an extra toe on each paw.

She became famous back in 2011 when her owner posted her pictures on Tumblr. The pictures somehow ended up on Reddit threads and won her news articles.

Therafter, Lil Bub went on to gain endorsement deals, merchandise lines and even her own YouTube show and documentary series.

Lil Bub had been suffering from bone infection before her death.

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Her owner said though she has left but all her life she had “spread a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world”.


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