Social media users mourn the death of TikTok's most famous monkey
According to Daily Mail, millions of social media users mourn adorable viral monkey named George after the 12-year-old capuchin died suddenly from complications during routine vet visit. famous monkey
George used to bring joy to millions of followers on TikTok and Instagram.
He had been living with a family in Houston, Texas for ten years, and in that time found viral fame thanks to countless cute videos of him playing, eating, and opening packages.
On Wednesday, Jeff, who runs his social media accounts, announced the 'devastating news' that George has passed away due to complications following a procedure on his teeth.
George, who has 17.7 million TikTok followers, was adopted by Jeff's mother-in-law as an emotional support animal to help her with CRPS, a painful nerve disorder.
The 12-year-old capuchin monkey has not only brought comfort to her, but to a huge social media audience.
And on Wednesday, those fans were crushed to learn that George had died unexpectedly.
Daily Mail said Jeff wrote in a video, 'We have some devastating news,'
'George went to the vet for a regular check up on his teeth. During, there were complications with the anesthesia, starting a long fight for his life. famous monkey
'Through the fight, George was sent thousands of thoughts and prayers with the hope that he would make it.
The popularity of the videos even earned him sponsorship deals, and fans would ship him presents from Amazon.
In clips that racked up hundreds of thousands and even millions of views, he'd happily play with his new toys or dig in to snacks that came through the mail.
In one that has been viewed 5.8 million times, he opened a pack of balloons that Jeff gamely blew up for him.
He then gleefully bounced around the room playing with the balloons, and kicked back in a pile of them.
George's family even launched a merchandise line in his name. famous monkey
Source: Daily Mail
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