Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Source: The New York Times

As we say our goodbyes to Tardar Sauce a.k.a Grumpy Cat who passed on earlier last week due to complications from a urinary tract infection, we pay tribute to the internet’s favourite feline.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Tardar Sauce’s first-ever photo as Grumpy Cat Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

Back in 2012, Tardar “Tard” Sauce made her debut on Reddit with the help of her owner’s brother. Since Bryan Bundesen kick-started Grumpy Cat’s path to stardom, he later proceeded to manage her website, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Grumpy Cat has the ability to look grumpy even in festive outfits Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

A dwarf cat with an underbite, Tardar looks endlessly grumpy. However, owner Tabatha Bundesen once said Tard is just a regular cat like others!

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Grumpy Cat memes used pessimistic humour Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

Tardar shot to fame right away with the introduction of Grumpy Cat memes. After all, Grumpy Cat is all of us on Monday mornings before coffee.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Bringing the grumpiness to Good Morning America Source: Grumpy Cat

As she rose to stardom in mainstream media, the Snowshoe-Siamese mix made appearances on some of the most popular television shows such as Anderson Live, Good Morning America and American Idol. Meanwhile, she landed herself a job as a commercial model for Friskies and General Mills’ Honey Nut Cheerios.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Grasping the opportunity to create more memes Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

Of course, Grumpy Cat fans could not miss out on the opportunity to create ever more memes to celebrate her grumpiness.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Grumpy Cat’s first book made its debut on the New York Times Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous Bestseller List at #3 Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

Eventually, Grumpy Cat made her mark in the publishing and digital products industry. From books to video games, a range of merchandise such as Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book, Grumpy Cat: Unimpressed and Grumpy Cat Weather was released to satisfy her fans’ appetite for cynicism.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever hit the big screen in November 2014 Source: Lifetime via The Official Grumpy Cat

One year later, with a movie and several red carpet appearances, Grumpy Cat had become a star in her own right. On a side note, the Grinch has never looked more adorable.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Tardar and her doppelganger – who is the real Grumpy Cat? Source: Merlin Entertainments Group via Madame Tussauds Las Vegas

In May 2016, Grumpy Cat had her fame – and her figure – solidified at Madame Tussauds. With this, Tardar added two Madame Tussauds accomplishments to her ever-growing list: the first cat in history to be immortalised and the first mechanical figure made in over a century.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

 

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

Using puns to speak to our inner cynic Source: The Official Grumpy Cat And The Official Grumpy Cat

On social media, Grumpy Cat brought joy to over 8.3 million followers on Facebook, over 2.4 million on Instagram and over 1 million on Twitter.

Goodbye Grumpy Cat: The Internet’s Most Beloved Feline Has Passed On

The original Grumpy Cat photo is still the most widely used to create a meme Source: The Official Grumpy Cat

Although the many other memes of Grumpy Cat has brought much joy to her fans, the original Grumpy Cat photo remains a fan favourite. According to Grumpy’s family, “some days are grumpier than others”. So let’s take this time to bid farewell to Tardar Sauce. Goodbye Grumpy Cat, you may be gone but your memes will live on beyond your seven years. We will miss you!

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