Shiro, a Japanese cat known for his relaxed and chill personality, has sadly passed away at the age of 18 on March 2, 2020. Shiro became famous on social media for his ability to fall asleep no matter when or where—photos of him balancing flowers, fruits, and even frogs on his head while sleeping or relaxing put a smile on the faces of millions of people. Despite the fact that most cats are quite lazy, people on the internet were still often amazed at how chill and Zen Shiro was. No wonder the handsome boy has more than one Instagram account dedicated to him and his flamboyant portraits. Shiro's full name, Shironeko, means "white cat" in Japanese. The "white cat" has led a pretty chill life in Japan alongside his cat siblings and (clearly) loving owners.
Naturally, many are very saddened by the fact that Shiro passed away. "Before Smudge Lord, this is the best meme lord. Rest in peace, master!" one person on Facebook comments. "He lived Zen and achieved Zen," someone noted.
To remember Shiro and his best moments, Bored Panda has made you a list of 35 photos of the Zen cat, so scroll down below to see them all and vote for the ones that you like the most!
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