The internet is in mourning following the passing of an OG viral sensation.
According to reports, Bento (who was best known as Keyboard Cat) died at the age of nine. The ginger tabby’s passing was confirmed by his owner, Charlie Schmidt, on Friday via a YouTube tribute video (above). So sad.
Bento was adopted by Schmidt in 2009, after his original “Keyboard Cat” Fatso passed away. Nonetheless, Bento became a YouTube sensation in his own right. Not only did the feline have a slew of online hits, but he also starred in various commercials. Thus, it isn’t surprising to learn that cat enthusiasts and fans have flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the fallen pet.
Be sure to see the sweetest well wishes for yourself (below).
just found out keyboard cat died, please respect my need for privacy in this trying time
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 18, 2018
You were one of the OG cats and you made me giggle so fucking hard when I was like 6. Rest easy you silly kitty #KeyboardCat pic.twitter.com/VVXYAhi0LV
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ ├░┼╕ΓÇª┬▒├»┬╕┬Åolin (@colinjamese) March 18, 2018
Play Haley Off, Keyboard Cat is still to this day the funniest youtube clip I’ve ever seen. RIP to a legend.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh…. (@DragonflyJonez) March 19, 2018
this nation lost a legacy today. The sun sets on a side country . We are no longer the same and our lives are forever changed…rest in peace keyboard cat
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Iconic blonde (@madison_malcom) March 19, 2018
Gonna pour one out tonight for keyboard cat
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Rodeo Champ Miguel (@Bantolasyn) March 19, 2018
*Sniff* R.I.P., Keyboard Cat 2.0!