Lil Bub dies at age 8, but her legacy keeps on purring
It’s been a sad year for feline influencers
Eight years ago, a 30-second video of a cat, titled good job bub.3gp, was uploaded to YouTube.
Fast forward to today — after getting a talk show, book and millions of followers, the cat that stole the internet’s heart has passed away.
Lil Bub, who was found in a toolshed in Indiana, U.S., was the runt in a litter of kittens and was born with several genetic anomalies that caused facial differences and made her permanently kitten-sized.
Aside from becoming an internet phenomenon, she was behind the first national fund for special needs pets, and her brand raised more than $700,000 US for animals in need.
On Sunday, her owner took to Instagram to announce that Bub had died suddenly from a bone infection.
Not surprisingly, waves of fans have taken to Twitter to express their heartache for Lil Bub’s passing.
Some are saying the news is especially hard since Grumpy Cat — another cat superstar — also died earlier this year.
Others are taking the opportunity to thank Bub for her fundraising.
And a few fans are using their art to lament the beloved kitty.
But mostly, people are just taking the time to say good job, Bub.