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Pet owners mourn Grumpy Cat with photos of their own grumpy pets

Solidarity in scowling.


Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Posted on May 17, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:23 pm CDT

The loss of Grumpy Cat has left the world feeling a little darker and a lot grumpier today, but one good thing may have come from it.

Pet owners are taking to social media to share photos of their own pets looking grumpy. It’s a bittersweet attempt to spread some of the viral joy the world has lost now that Grumpy Cat herself is no longer with us.

The hashtag #TweetAGrumpyFaceForGrumpy has been flooded with photos —not just of cats, but of dogs, too.

“Rest in peace Grumpy Cat,” one user tweeted. “I [hope you are] having a grand old time over the rainbow.”

And it’s not just cat owners that are sharing their photos in memory of Grumpy Cat.

Even celebrities are jumping in with their own photo tributes to the late cat.

“My heart is broken,” wrote Aubrey Plaza, who starred in a Lifetime Christmas film with Grumpy.

Grumpy Cat died from a urinary tract infection on Tuesday morning, and the news was shared by her family on Friday.

“Besides being our baby and a cherished member of the family, Grumpy Cat has helped millions of people smile all around the world — even when times were tough,” they wrote. “Her spirit will continue to live on through her fans everywhere.”

Today has certainly proven that to be true.


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*First Published: May 17, 2019, 4:41 pm CDT