ist1It is one thing for a cat to be remembered by its owner, but for one to get worldwide recognition is an entirely different spectrum.

A cat in Istanbul that became an internet sensation after a photo of him posing on a sidewalk went viral, has been honored in the best way possible.

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The adorable portly feline captivated the city of Istanbul and the entire world for that matter.

Tombili the cat passed away in August from an illness, but Istanbul has decided to immortalize him with a bronze statue at his favorite spot.

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“You will live in our hearts. Mascot of our street, beloved TOMBILI lost his struggle for life after a month and closed his eyes to life on first of August.” a loyal fan posted a note at his resting spot.