Every Monday, throughout the day I'll think about who I want to write about. Usually I will think about someone legendary, someone I can relate to, or someone that I believe other people can relate to. This week is quite a bit different, actually vastly different. Minutes before I decided to start writing, I had come across the news that Bento, the Keyboard Cat, has passed away. I never realized that news about a cat's death would ever effect me the way it did, but Bento meant so much to the world. People may not realize it, but Bento is a legendary musician in this internet generation.
Bento, the Keyboard Cat
Rest in Peace
Just as a clarification, this cat isn't the original Keyboard Cat in the video that was watched over 50 million times on YouTube. Yes, 50 million views, I don't care who you are a musician, that is doing numbers fam. The original Keyboard Cat is named Fatso and the original video is from 1984. Bento was just a beautiful cat who remastered this legend's work, and who looked exactly like him.
This ain't no joke man, I really respect this cat. I can't even imagine the things that went on in Bento's mind. Like did he wake up and just think like "Yo, I hope my owner puts me in front of a keyboard today so I can rip this shit." With over 100K subscribers on YouTube, I guarantee kids and cat lovers across the world were just enjoying what this cat was doing. Life is stressful man, and if you can get some entertainment from a random cat playing a keyboard then why not?
I've thought a lot recently about what the future holds for me, and sometimes I let my thoughts get out of hand. As it is man, life goes on. And at the end of it, what do we want to be known for? Do we want to be remembered by our family members and friends as someone they loved and cared about? Do we want to make an impact on peoples lives? Do we want to share our stories with the world and see if there are people out there going through the same struggles of everyday life like us? What does any of these questions have anything to do with a cat playing a keyboard?
I'll tell why it is relative, because no matter what species we are, we all seek happiness and a fulfilling life. Now I didn't know this cat personally, but the fact that so many people watched Bento's videos shows the impact his life had on others. I know that everytime I saw the Keyboard Cat's videos, I would laugh my ass off. Maybe it's just because I'm a cat lover, but I know y'all dog lovers out there still liked that OG cat video. What I'm trying to get at is this; No matter what point you are in life, try to imagine what your life would be like if you were Keyboard Cat. No worries in the world, just living life. Find what it is that helps you have self worth, it will go a long way in the end. And maybe, you will put as many smiles on people's faces as Bento did.
Yes bruh, 10 hours of Keyboard Cat. RIP Bento
Just a man trying to make the most of his time on this planet.