The passing of a viral kitten named Tater Tot has left social media users devastated, as the little feline had captured the hearts of many with his inspiring journey.
Tater Tot, a rescue cat, gained attention on TikTok when @kittycrusaide began sharing updates about him. He was born with malformed legs, but his recovery progress was closely followed by viewers worldwide, who hoped to see him walk on all fours.
Sadly, news of Tater Tot’s death has shocked and saddened his fans, who have been expressing their tributes on Twitter and TikTok.
The kitten’s rescuer, Ash Houghton, had been caring for him for six and a half weeks. In a heartfelt post, she revealed that Tater had been ill for a week, and his energy had been slowly decreasing. Houghton suspected he might have had pneumonia and also suspected a heart condition, but he was too small for tests.
Tater Tot passed away on August 2, and Ash expressed her gratitude for the joy and inspiration he brought during his recovery journey. She emphasized that the journey started with sharing photos of a goofy new foster cat but turned into a community focused on kindness, humor, and compassion.
In her post, Ash urged fans to continue making donations to the local shelter and shared that she would take some time off to grieve the loss of Tater.
The kitten’s mismatched casts and messy hair had made him a symbol of inspiration and happiness for many. His short journey had deeply touched the hearts of his fans, who expressed their heartbreak and emotional reactions on social media.
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