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In the very words of Lil Bub's owners, "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 often. GOOD JOB BUB."

We love you, Lil Bub. 

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Fans Are Saying Goodbye To Lil Bub, The Famous Internet Cat With a Heart of Gold

Lil Bub and owner Mike Bridavsky melted hearts across the web and turned viral stardom into philanthropy for other pets in need. Since landing on Earth, she's raised over $500,000 for homeless pets, and changed thousands of lives for the better. Yesterday, Bridavsky announced that Bub had died, moving fans to celebrate the goodness she left behind. The special needs feline died in her sleep on Sunday, after "battling a persistent and aggressive bone infection," according to her owner. Rip, Lil Bub. 


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If you don't know Lil Pub, you're missing out on some serious adorableness. Lil Bub is a unique cat who has overcome great challenges. 

She has a bone condition but that doesn't stop her from her determination! If anything, it just makes her even more amazing. And while she might not be a graceful as some other cats, she moves with an angelic stealth. 

Lil Bub gets sh*t done, regardless of her condition and because of that, she is our inspiration! 

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Happy belated birthday, Lil Bub! Bub's owners celebrated the occasion by making her a "cake" out of her favorite Halo food! And if that wasn't enough, sharing the cake with the cats over at the Bloomington Animal Shelter! Sounds like a pretty special birthday!