Istanbul’s Most Famous Cat Honored With Its Own Statue At Its Favorite Spot

All cats are remembered by their owners, but few cats are remembered by the world. Everybody will remember the late and great Tombili however, because the famously laid-back feline just got immortalized with its very own statue.


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Tombili rose to fame when someone snapped and shared a photograph of it chilling in a ridiculously relaxed pose on the street of Istanbul. The cat soon became an internet legend and so, when it passed away in August, it seemed only right that it was honored in the real world as well. Now the feline’s lackadaisical pose has been eternalized in the form of a bronze statue that’s simply been unveiled in the very spot where Tombili was originally photographed proving the world how to chill in style. It’ll eternally be there to remind us that in this increasingly hectic world of ours, sometimes we need to take a moment to relax. RIP Tombili!( h/ t: lovemeow)

Tombili the cat passed away recently but it will never be forgotten

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Because somebody made a statue!

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It’s made of bronze and it sits in the same place where Tombili was snapped in its famous pose

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Cats in the neighborhood came to pay their respects to Istanbul’s most famous feline

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The statue will be officially unveiled on October 4th to coincide with World Animal Day

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Tombili’s memory will now live on forever

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Rest in peace Tombili!

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