In Memoriam: Lil Bub

On the passing of a great cat

Jack Shepherd
Published in
2 min readDec 2, 2019

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Me and Lil Bub in a meeting. Photo: Jack Shepherd/BuzzFeed

I first met Lil Bub in November of 2012. Although at the time she was one of the two or three most famous cats in the world, she had a quiet grace and humility to her, keeping mostly to herself but projecting a big-heartedness that seemed almost impossible to contain in such a tiny frame. She was professional, amenable, and even affectionate in the context of our work (a photo…

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Jack Shepherd
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I have a newsletter about crossword puzzles and a podcast about rom-coms. Formerly editorial director @BuzzFeed. Email: JackAShepherd at gmail