Tombili didn’t have a forever home to call her own, nor did she have a human to go with it. What she did have was the streets and thousands of people who loved her every day of her life.
Tombili was a stray cat who roamed the streets of Istanbul, Turkey, where she was loved by everyone because of her friendly personality and extremely laid-back attitude to life.
This relaxed attitude led her to internet stardom when a shot of her lounging on a bench just months before her death went viral!
Tomibilis impact on the daily lives of Istanbul’s citizens is clear because when she died there was an outpouring of emotion. So much so that a statue of the street cat was unveiled. It depicts a very relaxed, somewhat aloof Tomibli relaxing in her favour spot watching the comings and goings of daily life around her.
Locals have even left offerings of tea and kitty kibble in honor of the recently deceased feline! She became ill in late July, eventually passing away soon after in early August.