Cheems, the renowned internet sensation and viral meme dog, has sadly passed away during a surgical procedure. According to his owners, Cheems, during his operation, fell into a deep slumber and didn’t regain consciousness.

The Shiba Inu, originally known for an offbeat photograph that started making rounds on the internet in 2017, became an instant hit and a widely shared meme. Many internet users might recognize Cheems by his other names: Pup Balltze or simply Balltze. What made him even more endearing to the masses was his depicted affection for cheeseburgers, leading to his own meme persona known as ‘Cheemsburger’.

Cheems’ rise to popularity wasn’t just confined to the humor and fun side of the internet. During the challenging times of the pandemic, Cheems, with his round, cheerful face, became a beacon of joy and comfort. His meme became more than just a light-hearted joke; it became a symbol of connection and laughter in a time of global distress.

His owners expressed their sentiments, urging fans not to drown in sorrow but to remember the happiness and joy Balltze infused into their lives. They beautifully remarked, “A Shiba Inu with a round smiling face connecting you and me, he has helped many people during the pandemic and brought a lot of joy to many of you, but now his mission has completed.”

Even though the pain of losing such a beloved pet is immense, Cheems’ family seeks comfort in the thought that he’s now in a more peaceful realm. They envision him “running freely in the sky” and relishing a feast of delectable treats, accompanied by his new companions.

The passing of such an iconic internet figure has led to an outpouring of tributes. Social media platforms are awash with posts dedicated to Cheems, ensuring that the beloved meme dog gets the grand farewell he rightly deserves. Whether it’s by sharing his famous memes, heartfelt messages, or simply the initials “RIP”, the internet community is coming together to commemorate and remember Cheems.

To put things into perspective, Cheems lived a full and impactful life, touching the lives of many during his 12 years on this Earth. The legacy he leaves behind is not just that of a meme but of a shared emotion, a bond that united many during tough times, and the laughter that provided solace when the world needed it the most.