Muere Lil Bub, gatita estrella de internet

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Lil Bub, la gatita que se hizo famosa en redes sociales gracias a su tierna imagen, falleció este fin de semana a la edad de ocho años a causa de una infección ósea.

La noticia fue confirmada por su “amigo” Mike Bridavsky en un comunicado.

“Querida BUB, nunca olvidaré tu generosidad, tu suministro ilimitado de amor o tu extraña habilidad para traer tanta magia y alegría al mundo. Siempre me siento honrado de que me hayas elegido como tu cuidador. Por favor visítanos a todos nosotros en nuestros sueños.”, escribió Bridavsky.

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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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Bub murió durante la noche del sábado de forma inesperada mientras dormía en la cama con su familia tras luchar contra una fuerte infección ósea.

La gatita fue rescatada de la calle por su amigo Mike en 2011 y padecía un tipo de enanismo felino, tenía ojos enormes y su lengua siempre de fuera a manera de gesto.

Lil utilizó su fama para promover la adopción de animales con necesidades especiales y recaudó más de 700 mil dólares (más de 13 millones de pesos) para animales necesitados.

Lil Bub cuenta con 829 mil seguidores en twitter, más de tres millones en Facebook y cerca de dos millones y medio en Instagram.