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Our favorite TikTok cat, Pot Roast, has died

We'll miss you so.
By Christianna Silva  on 
Screenshots from @PotRoastsMom TikTok
RIP Credit: Screenshot / @PotRoastsMom TikTok

An unproblematic cat queen died today, after being recently diagnosed with FIV.

PotRoastsMom, a staple account of any good TikTok algorithm, announced early Thursday morning that her cat Pot Roast had passed away.

"My little bird flew away at 11:47 a.m. this morning," she wrote in text on top of a video of her holding her cat. "When I saw Pot Roast this morning I could feel that she was done fighting and even though I wasn't done fighting for her I let her go. She went to sleep in my arms."

Pot Roast had tested positive for FIV recently, which came as a shock to Pot Roast's mom, who told her 930,000 followers on TikTok that the cat's FIV had progressed into her bone marrow. Pot Roast was "living on borrowed time."

"In the end it was just her and me," @potroastsmom continued on Thursday. "And I am grateful for every moment we had together."

This comes just a few hours after she posted that her cat was in the vet hospital for a blood transfusion after experiencing a seizure due to low blood sugar. A few days before that, she posted that she felt it was coming to an end for her cat, who was spending "a lot of time on the bathroom floor these days with pottypads and high calorie wet food." So, she fed Pot Roast "two cans of tuna and three cat gogurts," some of the cat's favorite things.

Pot Roast’s mom found Pot Roast in 2014 during her sophomore year at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. According to The Pitch, she met the cat while attending an event where students could sit in a pen of kittens to relieve stress. She immediately adopted her, despite learning that Pot Roast had tons of health problems.

But owning Pot Roast was never a solitary experience — the entire internet joined in the joy of Pot Roast's presence. And in the aftermath of Pot Roast's death, everyone on social media appears to be grieving together.

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