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Shoppers Raise £4000 For Bronze Statue Of Brutus The Famous Supermarket Cat
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Shoppers Raise £4000 For Bronze Statue Of Brutus The Famous Supermarket Cat

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Every day, Brutus the cat would walk the 200 metres from his home, down to his local supermarket in Flintshire, Wales. Here he would charm customers with his gentle manner while checking out the latest arrivals at the meat and fish section, or find himself a cozy corner to settle down in and keep an eye on proceedings.

Brutus became such a fixture at Morrisons, known and loved by customers and staff alike and even attracting over 12,000 followers on his personal Facebook page, that when he sadly passed away earlier this year the community decided to honor his memory.

Shoppers raised thousands of dollars in donations to build an 18 inch bronze statue of Brutus, a permanent reminder of the popular pussycat and a fitting tribute to the friendliest of neighborhood felines. “We thought a memorial to honor Brutus is only fitting so that shoppers can still say hello to him,” said Brutus’ owner Clare. “Brutus is being placed back in his rightful place and he looks amazing.”

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The store’s manager, Christine Joy, agreed that the statue was the perfect way to remember Brutus, who had become part of the family at Morrisons. “Everyone loved our unofficial little store greeter and we couldn’t be happier to be unveiling a statue which will celebrate his life and keep his memory alive.”

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And so it’s farewell dear Brutus, the cat who left paw-prints on the hearts of a whole community.

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Image credits: Brutus “The Morrisons Cat”

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Image credits: Solent News & Photo Agency

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James is a Bored Panda reporter who graduated with a BA in Peace And Conflict Studies and an MA in African Affairs. Before Bored Panda, he was an English teacher and also travelled a lot, doing odd jobs from beer-slinging to brickie's labourer and freelance journalism along the way. James loves covering stories about social and environmental issues and prefers to highlight the positive things that unite us, rather than petty internet squabbles about fictional characters. James is the grumpy, contradictory one who thinks that Bored Panda, due to its large audience, has a social responsibility to inspire and inform its readers with interesting issues and entertaining, well-researched stories. Let's do our bit to make our little corner of the internet a smarter, more truthful and less angry place!

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Bernardita Valdés
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brutus must have made so many ppl happy. Its nice they made this statue in his honor, as a thank you for all the happy moments and the friendship. this statue will make Brutus inmortal.

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Bernardita Valdés
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brutus must have made so many ppl happy. Its nice they made this statue in his honor, as a thank you for all the happy moments and the friendship. this statue will make Brutus inmortal.

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