NewsMeme legend Kabosu, the original 'doge,' passes away at 19

Meme legend Kabosu, the original 'doge,' passes away at 19

The "dogeł" from memes has passed away. He fought the illness for a long time.
The "dogeł" from memes has passed away. He fought the illness for a long time.
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7:46 AM EDT, May 24, 2024

The most famous "doge" from memes, renowned worldwide, has passed away. Kabosu, the Shiba Inu dog, died after a long battle with illness. The memory of this pet will live on in the hearts of millions worldwide who smiled at the sight of this friendly face.

It's a sad day for fans of funny pictures and more. The most famous "doge" from memes has passed away. According to media reports, the friendly dog was 19 years old.

Kabosu died on May 23 at 7:50 PM – wrote her caretaker, Atsuko Sato, on the dog's blog.

In the last years of her life, Kabosu suffered from leukemia and hepatitis.

I am certain Kabosu was the happiest dog in the world. That makes me the happiest owner in the world. he went very peacefully without suffering, as if falling asleep while feeling the warmth of my hands petting her. – wrote the dog's caretaker in a farewell post.

The "doge" from memes is no more. Made a global career

Kabosu, a female Shiba Inu, was adopted by Japanese kindergarten teacher Atsuko Sato in 2008. Sato's photos of Kabosu started gaining popularity in 2010 when she shared them on her blog.

One of the pictures showing Kabosu with a unique, mocking facial expression quickly turned into a meme that took over the internet. Images of Kabosu, captioned in broken English with phrases such as "so scare," "much wow," and "very love," became recognizable worldwide.

The dog not only captured the hearts of internet users but also inspired the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, which gained value and popularity over time.

In 2022, Kabosu gained new significance in the internet world, becoming a symbol of support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression. The dog became the face of the NAFO movement, or North Atlantic Fellas Organization, which references the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This movement was aimed against Russian disinformation and supported Ukraine.

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