A famous street cat passed away, so the municipality honored his memory with a statue in his favorite place
Meet Tombili, the coolest cat in Istanbul, Turkey.
Tombili spends his days hanging around the city center, showing everyone his arrogant lifestyle and his inevitable calm.
Naturally, all the locals fell in love with him, and he became a local (and also an internet) celebrity when passersby photographed him enjoying himself on the streets.
Unfortunately, Tombili passed away last August, but he will never be forgotten. To show their appreciation for the chubby cat friend, the locals decided to commemorate his calm figure with bronze, as they built a statue right where he used to rest.
The statue literally shows what everyone loved about him: a cool, calm cat resting in its favorite spot. It is clear that Tombili was a source of inspiration for everyone who met him: sometimes we all need a reminder to take some time for ourselves, to sit and enjoy the surroundings.
The memorial corner was launched on October 4th, and many people came to pay their respects to the famous cat.
"You will forever live in our hearts. The mascot of the streets, the beloved Tombili himself closed his eyes forever on the first of August", one of Tombili's fans wrote on a note next to the statue.
What a beautiful and emotional gesture!