James Bowen met Bob when he was busking on the streets, living in a supported housing programme and trying to recover from a drug addiction. Bob was in desperate need of medical help, was a stray, and starving on the streets. After James took him in, Bob went with him everywhere, even travelling with him on the bus when he went to busk. People started uploading videos of them to YouTube and the pair became famous. James wrote a book about their friendship and how they had saved each other, and it went on to become a bestseller. After a major motion picture, more books followed. Bob went missing from his home on 13th June, 2020, and was hit by a car. He was found dead on 15th June, 2020. His legacy will live on forever.
All photos from the official Facebook page of A Street Cat Named Bob; additionally, if you want to help James memorialize Bob with a statue and a garden, you can donate here.