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The Shiba Inu, who became the face of Dogecoin, has died at the age of 18

The Shiba Inu, who became the face of Dogecoin, has died at the age of 18


Kapuso, the beloved Shiba Inu who inspired the popular “Doge” meme and the cryptocurrency Dogecoin, died peacefully at the age of 18 on Friday, according to her owner, Atsuko Sato.

the main points:

  • Kapuso rose to fame in 2010 through a photo that went viral Sato Blog.

  • the Doge The meme, which features humorous captions in the Comic Sans font, led to the creation of the cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

  • Kapuso’s legacy includes significant philanthropic contributions and a lasting impact on internet culture, with a statue in her honor and widespread fan support.

the details:

  • Kapuso was adopted by Sato, a kindergarten teacher, in 2008 after he was rescued from an animal shelter. She became an internet sensation in 2010 after Sato posted a photo of herself with folded feet and a puzzled expression.

  • The image sparked the “Doge” meme, which features humorous and grammatically incorrect captions in Comic Sans font. The meme’s popularity has extended to corporate promotions, weather apps, and… Even government agencies.

  • Kapuso’s image eventually became the face of Dogecoin,cryptocurrency creature In 2013 as a joke. An image of a Shiba Inu was also sold as an NFT for $4 million, reflecting its widespread influence.

  • dog suffer from Leukemia and liver disease In late 2022. in an Instagram post subscriber Sato wrote on Friday:

“To everyone who loved Kapuso,

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On the morning of May 24, Kapuso crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thank you all so much for your support over the years.

She went very peacefully without suffering, as if she was falling asleep while feeling the warmth of my hand caressing her.

Thank you all so much for loving Kapuso all these years. I’m sure Kapuso was the happiest dog in the world.

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This makes me the happiest owner in the world.

I would like to express my deep appreciation to everyone who sent us so much love.”

  • A statue of Kapuso worth $100,000 It has been detected In her hometown of Sakura, Japan, in November last year. Her legacy includes significant charitable donations facilitated by Dogecoin, including more than $1 million to Save the Children.

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  • The Internet is mourning Kapuso’s death. Tributes have poured in on social media since Sato’s heartbreaking announcement, with many describing her as a “hero,” “icon,” and “legend.”

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