Tombili (means “fat” or “fatty” in Turkish, in cute sense) was a street cat living in Kadikoy, a district of Istanbul at the Anatolian side. He became a social media phenomenon after after being photographed posing on a sidewalk. His iconic photo appeared on the viral site 9GAG. Unfortunately, Tombili died after a month-long illness on August 1, 2016.
Now, a sculpture created in memory of Tombili, created by sculptor Seval Şahin, and it will be inaugurated on October 4 on World Animal Day, in the same place where the famous photo was taken.
Rest in peace, Tombili! You’ll never be forgotten.