One of the world’s most famous internet memes, “Chims”, a dog, has died at the age of 12.
The dog in the famous image, which is also used from time to time for the popular cryptocurrency Dogecoin, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few months ago. The sad news was announced by its owner on Instagram.
“The Shiba Inu with the round smiling face that connects us has helped many during the pandemic and brought joy to many of you, but now his mission is complete. I believe he is roaming in the open sky and eating delicious food with his new friends. He will always be in my heart. I hope it continues to bring joy to everyone in the online world, that’s my only humble request.” statement included.
Chimes’ photo went viral in early 2010, and the Instagram account also gained millions of followers. This photo was used by millions of people on the Internet for situations expressing discomfort, and is still used today.
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