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Sat Oct 1, 2022, 08:56 PM Oct 2022

Tomorrow's LOLcat thread is dedicated to the memory of Will Pitt. [View all]

A friend for 18 years, and the man who saved the LOLcats thread. When I left DU a few years back after a massive flame war over a pic in the thread, Will kept me informed of all the threads asking me to stay, but didn't share them. I stuck to my guns until he shared the open letter from sagetea on my FB feed, telling me this would be the only update he'd post, and that I'd do well to read it.

It did the trick, and I'm grateful that he did what he did. He knew it would change my mind, and I haven't missed a Sunday since. His passing gutted me, not just because of this, but because of the hundreds of moments we shared over the years, be they humorous, rage-filled, wtf based, or just sharing simple moments of our respective lives. He made being his friend a joy. Erhmagerd did he ever.

See you all tomorrow.

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We are all so happy you stayed! rurallib Oct 2022 #1
;-( ;-) elleng Oct 2022 #2
DU ❤️ underpants Oct 2022 #3
You were a freeper??????? wnylib Oct 2022 #11
A lot of us were freepers... SeattleVet Oct 2022 #22
Manchurain Cantaloupe !!!! Love it. Has anyone sent that to Colbert? TigressDem Oct 2022 #39
LOL....shocking! Grasswire2 Oct 2022 #23
Same here, but very briefly. Read some posts wnylib Oct 2022 #24
I actually sleuthed out a big story that became a scandal, monitoring FR Grasswire2 Oct 2022 #25
Impressive work. Congratulations. wnylib Oct 2022 #27
I remember that well. H2O Man Oct 2022 #29
+1. yonder Oct 2022 #43
💕 blm Oct 2022 #4
We love you, Salmon! love_katz Oct 2022 #5
I didn't know about the flame war or that anyone here was ever mad at you! Tanuki Oct 2022 #6
One of my top favorite things about DU! nt Richard D Oct 2022 #7
So glad Delphinus Oct 2022 #8
Glad you stayed! pazzyanne Oct 2022 #9
One more important contribution on the legacy of Will Pitt and one that DU is grateful for Rhiannon12866 Oct 2022 #10
❤️ littlemissmartypants Oct 2022 #12
No words, just... ailsagirl Oct 2022 #13
K&R n/t ms liberty Oct 2022 #14
the fundraiser for William's daughter Lola is nearing $53,000 Skittles Oct 2022 #15
His blindingly smart, passionate posts are what gave me hope Aristus Oct 2022 #16
:) Solly Mack Oct 2022 #17
What a great testimony to him--and you. nolabear Oct 2022 #18
Thank you proud patriot Oct 2022 #19
I remember that debacle. I'm very sorry for your loss. vanlassie Oct 2022 #20
This was all before my time here, grumpyduck Oct 2022 #21
Your Sunday threads are on the top of my list tiredtoo Oct 2022 #26
Ne YoshidaYui Oct 2022 #28
Recommended. H2O Man Oct 2022 #30
LOLcats if a godsend Bread and Circuses Oct 2022 #31
I remember the flame war. murielm99 Oct 2022 #32
I'm so glad you stayed!!!! CaptainTruth Oct 2022 #33
LOLcats keeps me sane MindHowYouGo Oct 2022 #34
Love LOLCats SouthernDem4ever Oct 2022 #35
Glad you do what you do Dave in VA Oct 2022 #36
So very glad each and every Sunday that you came back. You bring such joy. niyad Oct 2022 #37
I'm glad I saw this on the home page bloom Oct 2022 #38
I didn't know he past on. sellitman Oct 2022 #40
Learning of Will's death saddened me a great deal yellowdogintexas Oct 2022 #41
❤️ crickets Oct 2022 #42
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