La historia del Lil Bub el gato con enanismo más famoso del mundo

Por Carlos Cid
diciembre 2, 2019

Uno de los gatitos más famosos de las redes sociales se ha ido

El internet hoy está de luto, al enterarnos de una triste noticia; la muerte de Lil Bub; uno de los gatitos más famosos de redes sociales.

Lil Bub fue conocido por su particular aspecto físico, pues tenía un tipo de enanismo; que le ayudó a posicionarse rápidamente entre los usuarios de redes sociales principalmente Instagram y Facebook.

Acá algunas de sus últimas fotos:

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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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Su dueño, Mike Bridavsky,  adoptó a esta linda gatita,  cuando sus amigos lo llamaron para pedirle que le diera un hogar. Sus fotos se publicaron por primera vez en Tumblr en noviembre de 2011, antes de ser retiradas después de aparecer en el sitio web de noticias sociales Reddit.

Otro dato curioso es que Lil Bub fue protagonista de un documental llamado Lil Bub & Friendz

Este es el documental completo:

De acuerdo con varias fuentes cercanas a la familia, Lil Bub habría fallecido el pasado sábado a los ocho años de edad a causa de una infección ósea agresiva.

El mismo dueño explicó que ya llevaba algún tiempo luchando contra una infección en los huesos, aunque tenían la esperanza que mejoraría. 

La lengua de fuera y sus extremidades cortas, causaron ternura entre sus millones de seguidores de Instagram y Facebook.

Recordemos que Lil Bub fue rescatada de la calle y sus dueños fundaron una tienda de productos con su imagen, para que parte de los fondos recaudados fueran utilizados para animales enfermos.

¿Qué es lo que más recuerdas de Lil Bub?

Carlos Cid

Corriente y multiusos como el jabón Roma. Los fines de semana toco en un sonidero. 나 한국 소녀를 사랑해