Sculpture Of Istanbul’s Social Media Phenomenon Cat Tombili To Be Inaugurated

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A sculpture was created in memory of Tombili, the phenomenon cat of Istanbul’s Kadıköy that passed away on August 10. Upon a petition on change.org demanding a sculpture for the famous cat, sculptor Seval Şahin built the commemorative sculpture. The sculpture will be inaugurated on October 4 World Animal Day in the exact same location where Tombili posed for the famous picture.

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The fuzzy cat became popular after her photos, showing her sitting like a boss on a side walk, were circulated on social media channels. Tombili had fallen ill nearly in July and passed away a month later. The word ‘tombili’ is frequently used for chubby pets in Turkish.

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Residents in Ziverbey’s Güleç Çıkmazı street announced her passing away by hanging posters, saying “You will live in our hearts”, on the tree where Tombili would lay beside.

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