Remembering Lil BUB

Lil BUB, a perma-kitten with special needs that had nearly 3 million Facebook followers, died December 1. "It is impossible to put into words the profound effect that BUB has had on my life, on the lives of thousands of homeless pets, and on the lives of those of you that have cared for her as if she were your own family," wrote Mike, BUB's dude. He added that "BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare," helping to raise more than $700,000 for animals in need as well as spreading "a message of determination, positivity, and perseverance to people all over the world."

Photos courtesy of Mike, BUB's dude