Lil Bub became an Internet sensation in 2012 when her picture first appeared on Reddit. Her owner, Mike Bridavsky, started a Tumblr page of her photos when he adopted her in 2011, and the rest is history.

Lil Bub had been battling a bone infection recently and quietly passed away in her sleep after 8 years. During her Internet fame, Lil Bub helped raise Bub was a philanthropist and helped raise more than $700,000 for animals with special needs just like her.

Hopefully with so many pictures of Lil Bub on the Internet, her fame will last forever as one of the early Internet pioneers of cat fame. Everyone will miss seeing more new pictures of Lil Bub but at least she had a good life.

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