Everyone at The Big Issue Foundation is deeply saddened to hear that our favourite feline Bob has died. Our thoughts are with James Bowen and all of Bob’s fans across the globe.
James first met Bob in 2007 when he found him on the street abandoned and injured. James took care of Bob which gave him a reason to get up each morning. They quickly became an inseparable pair. Bob always joined James when he was busking and selling The Big Issue on the streets of London.
Their story was inspirational and led to a series of books as well as a film, with a sequel due out later this year.
Bob was thought to be at least 14 years old.
We know Bob will be deeply missed by so many but none more than his best friend James.
“Bob saved my life. It’s as simple as that. He gave me so much more than companionship. With him at my side, I found a direction and purpose that I’d been missing.