Today, the internet has lost a true hero and icon. That may sound like hyperbole, but it really truly isn't. Grumpy Cat feels like one of those staples of the internet that was there when it began and would remain until they pry it out of our cold dead hands.
For those unfamiliar with our beloved Grump Cat, you're in for a treat. Grumpy Cat was a cat that was just always... well, grumpy. She was a perfect outward reflection of how we all felt. She told us it was okay to be grumpy, hell, maybe it was even cool to be grumpy.
Not to mention Grumpy Cat was hilarious. Her memes and appearances were always the perfect juxtaposition of a fun moment with a grumpy cat. And we loved her for it. So take a trip down memory lane with us as we memorialize the internet's most famous cat.
Tardar Sauce (aka Grumpy Cat)'s death was sadly announced by her owners on Twitter.Her journey ended as it started. With a post on the internet.
Meet Grumpy Cat.
Before no time, she was a bonafide celebrity.
via: GettyShe made appearances on Broadway. (She might even be more famous than some of those Cats actors).
She got her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds.
via: GettySome actual human celebrities don't even get a spot at Madame Tussauds. That's cultural impact...
She even had her own Lifetime Christmas movie.
She made appearances on magazine covers.
And most recently, she became the best part of Game of Thrones season 8.
The internet's heart is broken.
Rest in peace #grumpycat you were a good cat. https://t.co/imNMAlZ6bs— Badar Sensei 🔥 (@Badar Sensei 🔥)1558093447.0
But she joins some beloved internet friends.
@RealGrumpyCat Hope they meet in heaven #RIPGrumpyCat 😢💔 https://t.co/qdPlt7poGb— Greeshma Megha (@Greeshma Megha)1558088223.0
Even @WeRateDogs is in mourning.
@RealGrumpyCat i’m so sorry ❤️— WeRateDogs® (@WeRateDogs®)1558098282.0
The owners announced her passing on Twitter.
Some days are grumpier than others... https://t.co/ws209VWl97— Grumpy Cat (@Grumpy Cat)1558083614.0
So, pour one out for Grumpy Cat, and enjoy the last few memes she ever graced.
@RealGrumpyCat you’ve served several years of justice for us!! props to the feline who’s made our days better 😭😭💞 https://t.co/wfe16UBYHt— cole s. (@cole s.)1558086892.0
YouTube sent their condolences.
@RealGrumpyCat We're thinking of you today, @RealGrumpyCat ❤️— YouTube (@YouTube)1558104449.0
A classic Grumpy Cat meme.This is how she would have wanted to go -- hating on everything.
She made everyone smile.
#RIPGrumpyCat. Thanks for making us smile! @RealGrumpyCat https://t.co/trvNOLYWwq— Allan A. Mandanas (@Allan A. Mandanas)1558084251.0
From another Reddit legend to you.
goodbye grumpy cat https://t.co/2LmoYXM1Rr— shitty watercolour (@shitty watercolour)1558091289.0
This is my exact mood right now.How can I even be grumpy at a time like this? It feels so wrong.
Not now, The Onion! Not now...
World Rejoices As Grumpy Cat And Her Shitty Attitude Dead Forever https://t.co/1ksd2c1xid https://t.co/M6aQff06Nw— The Onion (@The Onion)1558119181.0
Remember that one time Obama imitated Grumpy Cat?
Never forget the time Obama impersonated Grumpy Cat to drag the GOP https://t.co/6LmhJB8MMP— NowThis (@NowThis)1558125181.0
Even Star Wars is sad.
May the Force be with you Grumpy Cat #RIPGrumpyCat https://t.co/Y5df393YEe— Star Wars (@Star Wars)1558127701.0
Remember Ken Bone? Well he's sad too.
The meme community has lost one of its greatest, a true pioneer of the genre. Our family mourns as one. RIP Grump… https://t.co/5b0tlArT0N— Ken Bone (@Ken Bone)1558117580.0
@iamKittens is feeling the love.
RIP GRUMPY CAT 😩😩😩 https://t.co/D0RIvppnHT— KITTENS (@KITTENS)1558129772.0
Tyrion Lannister weighs in.
And now his watch is ended 😢#GrumpyCat https://t.co/K2PtR9mhwk— Tyrion Lannister (@Tyrion Lannister)1558103326.0
This man is a NYT best selling author.
Rest in power, Grumpy Cat. https://t.co/bQoVrwDeHD— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman)1558125207.0
The most ambition cross-over event in history.
in honor of #grumpycat please reflect on her most iconic meetup https://t.co/HWCjMqeVQ9— clara (@clara)1558122292.0
This is exactly how I imagine it happened.
Grumpy Cat when she sees what heaven looks like https://t.co/ISKcalYw2e— crazy broke asian (@crazy broke asian)1558118496.0
This is another NYT bestselling author.
Oh #GrumpyCat. You were a furry symbol of my soul. You saw us fellow grumps. You knew. I will miss you. Rest in cat… https://t.co/s37ksXeT3L— Sabaa Tahir (@Sabaa Tahir)1558120047.0
We had to show you this art.
In honor of grumpy cat 💜 RIP https://t.co/DzerxFfjjx— 𝓱𝔂𝓹𝓷𝓸 (@𝓱𝔂𝓹𝓷𝓸)1558127018.0
Grumpy Cat departs for that great big beautiful tomorrow.
A tribute to #GrumpyCat , the OG cat meme Thanks for making our mornings better with your own grumpiness, Tartar s… https://t.co/mRMpR5kr27— Mikayla O'Halloran (🎂02/24🎉) (@Mikayla O'Halloran (🎂02/24🎉))1558130390.0