Monday, November 25, 2013

Goodbye, My Brother.

Russell left for the Bridge last night. Despite everything, it seems it was the only thing he could do.



We are so very, very sad. I am already lost without him.



I'll miss you a lot, bro.

93 comments:

  1. We're so terribly sorry and wish we had words of comfort. There really aren't any, though. Just please, please know that our thoughts and purrs and prayers are with you all. (((Hugs)))

    Godspeed, Russell.

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  2. We've very sorry to hear that. We'll be thinking of all of you.

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  3. We are so very, very sorry. This one is especially hard, and senseless. We can't express enough how heartbroken we are for you and your family.

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  4. I'm so sorry about Russell. We feel awful that he had to leave so quickly. Purrs to you and your family, William. :-(

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  5. Our best Purrs Of Comfort to all of you. Russell was such a sweet boy...

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  7. William Mum and I are so-so sorry for the loss of your brother. He was a beautiful mancat. We are sending lots of purrs and hugs to you and yours' Dear William. Russell will be missed we know...
    Purrs& Hugs...
    Miss Kitty & Loretta

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  8. Oh William! We feel awful about Russell. Purrs to you and your mom, and Caroline too.

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  9. I'm so very sorry for your loss William. And of course for your Mom and siblings too. Sending huds to you all. Russell was a beautiful, sweet boy. Sending love...

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  10. Oh no! I am so terribly sorry. Dear Russell reminds me so much of Flynn. Be happy at the Bridge Russell, there are so many friends including Eric waiting to greet you there. Hugs and purrs to all of you.

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  11. We are so very sorry to hear that Russell ran for the RB. There are no words that can give you any comfort right now but know that the love you gave Russell and love he gave back will in time be the thing that will carry in your heart and will never leave. WE are all sending your many soft purrs and hope the healing in your heart and soul can begin. Thinking of you in prayer. Russell will always be missed but his love will live on.

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  12. oh no.....we are so very sorry. we know he was well met, but we also know how very much he will be missed. purrs......

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  13. Spitty and I send you all our best love. We are so very very sad about Pretzel's having to run off like this. Your hearts have broken too many times in this last year or so; we just can't say how sorry we are for your loss. We will miss Russell's sweet face. Thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures. XOXOXOXOXO

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  14. We send our heartfelt condolences. Russell-Bustle was one of our favorite kitties. We always thought he was very handsome and quite awesome. We mourn your loss.
    Love,
    All of Us from O Hi O

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  15. Oh, William, we're so sorry that Russell left you. You and your Mom have lost a lot recently and our hearts go out to you. We know Russell will be missed terribly.

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  16. We are so very sorry to learn that Russell left for the Rainbow Bridge. We know you will miss him a lot and we know your holidays will be very sad without him. Purrs of comfort and love

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  17. oh dear william and family, our hearts and purrayers are with you at this very difficult time. hugs and head butts from us.

    Emma and Buster

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  18. William... we are so sorry that Russell had to leave. We are sure that our Mia & Ghost met him at Bridge because who could resist such a handsome orange fellow. Purrs to everyone there....

    Jade, Myst & Blackie

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  19. We are so, so sorry to hear about dear Russell. We send you all our very best purrs and all our love and gentle hugs. Run free dear Russell, the world loved you dearly.

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  20. We are so very sad to hear of Russell's passing. What a bright eyed handsome boy he was, playful, with that always angelic look on his sweet little face. We will miss you dear little guy.

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  21. We are so, so sorry to hear this news. We are sending tons and tons of hugs and purrs for all of you. Fly free, sweet Russell.

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  22. Oh noes! We are so very sorry. Sending hugs and purrs to all of you!

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  23. Oh no, oh no!!!!!!!!! It can't be true. I'm so terribly sad for you. Russell was a big part of your lives. Lots of love and purrs your way.

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  24. Oh no, oh no!!!!!!!!! It can't be true. I'm so terribly sad for you. Russell was a big part of your lives. Lots of love and purrs your way.

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  25. So sorry about the loss of your brother, Russell. He sure was a handsome dude.

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  26. Aw, dood...I am so, so sorry. Russell was an awesome guy and this just sucks.

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  27. Frum Sanjee via Mommy:
    Aw we is so sad fur you dat Russel hadta go. I meet him at that Bridge tho and welcome him and show him round so he not feel lost. Alla us Hotties sends lotsa purrs for all yore sads.
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Sanjee

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  28. We are so sorry to hear that you have lost your brother, Russell . We really like the photo of the two of you looking out of the window - in happy times. Keep those happy times close in your heart.

    Purrs from all of us,
    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  29. Oh no! We really hoped he would be OK.
    We are SO sorry and so sad too.
    Russell was such a cute boy.
    Maybe at another time you can remember
    all the good times and feel comfort.
    Please accept our comforting purrs.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie
    and mom Nancy

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  30. We are so very sorry to hear about Russell. Purrs to you....

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  31. This is such sad news. We were hoping so hard that Russell would get better. Renal failure is what sent Kelly to the bridge, too. We hope that he is showing Russell around now.

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  32. I am so sorry; I loved his sweet little face.

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  33. We're so sorry to hear this. Our sweet Angel Tamir left us from renal failure too and we know the heartbreak you are feeling. You're in our purrs and prayers.

    The Florida Furkids

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  34. Oh, William, we are so, so sorry. We had been purring so hard for Russell, and now we're sending you purrs of comfort for you and your whole family.

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  35. Dear William and Caroline and mom, we can't tell you how furry sad we are to hear this news about your dear brofur. We have no words to help ease your pain. Take good care of each ofur. Please know that we are all heer for you, sending love and hugs and purrs.

    Finny, Buddy, Jazzy and mom Nora

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  36. Oh no! I was so sad and shocked to hear about sweet ginger boy Russell. He was always one of my favourites. I am heartbroken for you. Please give William a special hug from me. I know Fat Eric and the other gorgeous gingers who have gone before will look after Russell Bustle at the Bridge.
    Thinking of you,
    Kate, Dora and DC.

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  37. Oh my dears...I am so so sorry about Russell. He looks so much like my CC and I have a special soft spot for the orange creamsicle kitties. I and the crew are sending {{hugs}} and purrs to all of you. This is just too unfair.
    Our Chuckles passed from kidney issues and he loved to play, so hopefully Russell will enjoy a good game of chase with him over the Bridge.

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  38. Words can not tell you how sad we all are! We are sending tons of purrs and headbutts. Patches will be there to greet him and show him the ropes and where all the best hidey places are.

    The Big Piney Woods Girls and Mom Toni

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  39. Oh, and so will Mittens Pollypaws and Mistrie Rose.

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  40. I was fine till that last photo. How deeply sorry we are to learn that dear Russell had to go to the Bridge. We are thankful everyday that you have shared with us. We send our love, hugs and purrs to all of you.

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  41. Oh noes! That was a quick exit for Russell. We will miss him as well, he was a good brofur to you. We send comforting purrs and hugs to you.

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  42. Oh William, Caroline and Mom, I am so very sad to learn about Russell. I send you all big loving huggles.


    Michelle

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  43. We are so sorry to learn about your handsome boy! Sending lots of purrs and whisker kisses during this difficult time. XOXO

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  44. I'm coming to pay my respects to Russell. *bows head* I didn't know him but know how he'll be missed. Comforting purrz.

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  45. Oh dear..we heard Russell ran off to the bridge. We are sending lots of warm comforting purrs to you William and your family. We are so very sorry.

    Cats of wildcat woods

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  46. We are so very sorry to hear that Russel left for The Bridge. *bows head in honor*

    Sending you our most comforting purrrs.

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  47. (((hugs))) to you all. Russell will be waiting for you all OTRB along with too many of his friend and family. But never fear, he is in no pain and he's happily running and playing and remembering to watch over you all. Each and every day. And a little bit of him is in all your hearts, and he has a warm place in his heart for all of you.

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  48. Oh man. We are just so sorry to hear. Our thoughts and our biggest loudest purrs for your brother-

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  49. Many many purrs and nose rubs xxx We are so very sorry.

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  50. I am so very sorry for you, William and your mom. Your blog is my very favorite since you look so much like my beloved Buster who ran off to the bridge Oct. 2011. My heart breaks for all the losses you've all had recently. I will miss Russell's antics...such a special boy. Much love.

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  51. I am so sorry for your loss. I know William is at the bridge, still watching over you all. Fly free sweet William.

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  52. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Purrs and hugs to all of you.

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  53. I'm so sorry for all of you. I'll miss Russell too. His photos always made me smile.

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  54. (((hugs))) we are so sorry for your loss. all we can say is Russell took all that love and and his happy memories over the Bridge to wait for you. We'll ask our woofies and kitty who have gone before to greet him.
    Take your time to heal. You're in our purrs and prayers.
    You've all been such dear friends.

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  55. Oh, Mr. Hendrix, what a beautiful thought about Russell (and all our beloved kitties who've gone on before us) taking love and sweet memories with them to the Bridge. I am sure Russell knew how loved he was every minute of every day XOXOXOXO

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  56. We're having a hard time expressing the sadness that we're feeling, too, at Russell's passing. The photos of William and Russell are so touching. They really show a closeness that will be forever felt and missed. Please know we're thinking of you and know it will take time to heal. Hugs and purrs and caring thoughts coming your way. xxx

    Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Angel Tom

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  57. I just learned for Russell and I am so so sorry. I am sending you lots of purrs

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  58. Oh no - so very very sorry for your loss. Russell was such a beautiful boy and I know he was loved dearly by you (his family) and by all who followed his blog. M sends his humans big HUGS - it';s always so hard to lose our dear beloved furbabies.

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  59. oh we are so very very sorry that Russell had to run off to the Bridge . The mom's face is leaking a lot for you and for your mom. we are sending you lots of purrs and love.
    Russell, we can't say good bye because we know that we will see you at the Bridge.

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  60. Oh, William, my heart is so heavy at this news. I've been trying to find the words to express my sadness about PQ and now I've so overwhelmed with a sense of loss that I find it very nearly unbearable. I will miss "Tuesdays with Russell" very much. Please let Avery know that I am keeping ya'll in my prayers every single day and that I'd give anything to be able to lighten the burden. Rainbow Bridge is much blessed as are all of you.

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  61. We are so furry sorry to read this :( mew are all in our prayers and we send many hugs and healing purrs to mew all at this furry sad time <3

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  62. I am so sorry.
    I've been away at our beach place and just saw this.

    Hugs to your Mom and pets to you and Caroline.

    XO,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  63. We are so very sad to hear this. We're sending our love and purrs to you. Fly free, Russell.

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  64. So sorry for your loss. They can make their home right in the middle of our hearts... A lurking cataholic from Hungary

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  65. Hi Caroline and William and Mom, Me and the Human are still purring and purraying for you all. You are in our thoughts this week of Thanksgiving because we are sooooooo thankful to have met you--even before the Human ever let me have a blog, we were reading yours ;-) In fact, you commented on our very first blog post back in 2010 and we were soooooo excited. We are most thankful to have known Olivia and the PQ, and of course, that darling scamp Russell (sorry, Man--it's the Human calling you darling, not me--so don't throw things at me from the Bridge, okay?) We love you all sooooo much! XOXOXOX

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  66. Oh, woe. We are so sad to hear this. Your furry family has been hit so hard this year. We are so sorry. We loved Russell and his mischievous posts. We will all miss him terribly in the blogosphere.
    Purrs.

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  67. God's speed to you Russell; we wanted to stop by and offer our sincerest sympathies to your family during this very sad time

    XXXXX

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  68. We have never visited your blog before but wanted to drop by to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. Russell was quite a handsome cat, and it sounds as if he will not only be missed by the humans but William as well. We will keep you in our prayers and so will our mom. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  69. So sorry for the loss of your boy.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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  70. I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful kitty. Hugs and purrs.
    Sue B
    Charlie, Cashew, Garfield, Tubby

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  71. Oh no...no no. My heart HURTS at this. I am so very very sad and sorry for you William and the entire family, furlongs and paw rents. I am so sorry. Precious pictures here of a precious brother.

    Rest peacefully darling handsome boy.

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  72. Oh Russell, we're so sorry that you had to go to the Bridge. We know that your family is going to miss you terribly. Godspeed, sweet boy and soft purrs for your family.

    Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

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  73. We're very sorry for your loss. We send you comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

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  74. I'm so sorry for your loss. He is such a handsome fella. I am facing a loss myself, probably tomorrow.

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  75. Sending you love and rumbly purrs at this sad time. Russell was a beautiful lad and we know how much you loved him. We are so sorry

    Mungo & The Ape xx

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  76. Sorry to hear about both of your friends, heartbreaking. Sending you lots of love from England. xx

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  77. Oh no. We are so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious boy Russell. How absolutely heart-breaking. We send you William and your Mom and family our gentlest purrs and thoughts of love.

    Be Well Sweet Russell

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  78. Oh we are so very very sorry your brother had to go to the Bridge. Many comforting purrs sent your way at this hard time...

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  79. I didn't know that Russell was ill. Please accept my condolences on his passing. We are what we've done and who we've met, so some of Russell will live forever with his family and friends. Godspeed, Russell.

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  80. Run free at The Bridge, Russell. Sending comforting purrrrrrrrsss and gentle headbumps to you all.

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  81. We are so sorry that Russell was called to the bridge. Someone must have needed a very special boy is all we can figure. We're sending comforting purrs and will look for his star tonight. Purrs...

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  82. We are so sorry to hear that Russell has left for the Bridge and we send you gentle purrs and headbumps.

    Run free at the Bridge, handsome Russell ...

    'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

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  83. Hi William and Screamoline and Mom, Hope you are all warm and comfortable together today--we are thinking of you every day, and purraying you are starting to feel an eensie bit better, though we know very well how hard a loss like this is (well, to be honest, *I* don't really know first-hand, but the Human sure does, and on this I'll take her word). We love you guys! XOXOXOXO

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  84. We are so very very sorry and very sad. I have always enjoyed Tuesdays with Russell. I know he is now frolicking in good health over the Bridge. I also know how so terribly difficult, and painful it is to lose a dear furry family member. sending hugs to Mom and William and Caroline. Many hugs and blessings. Robin.

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  85. I can tell you that mommy still has leaky eyes and is so sads just like me.
    Xxoo

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  86. I am so very sad for your loss. He was loved and had a wonderful home and feline family. I hope your memories will comfort you through this very difficult time

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  87. We're so sorry for your loss. It's never easy when kitties have to leave us, but thank you for giving Russell such a wonderful home. Sending lots of hugs and purrs,

    Tasha, Buddy & Karen (Mum)

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  88. Oh we are deeply sorry for your loss! We only knew Russell for a very short time, but loved him. Mum can't stop her water flow, but she says we are sending lots of Purr and Big ((((HUGS)))).
    Miss Kitty

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  89. We are sorry that your loved kitty Russell has gone to the bridge and we share your sorrow. Fly high Russell.

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  90. Hi furiends, Hope you are doing okay over there--William, I think you are going to have to make friends with Screamoline now....better hide your ears first, though. Maybe your Mom could get you a little hat? XOXOXOXO

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  91. Oh Wiliam thats such a sweet and sad tribute. We are so sorry for your loss. Purrs to you all.

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  92. We are so sorry to hear about Russell. I know this is a hard time for you
    but we wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award.

    Purrs and prayers,
    Noodle
    www.herecomesnoodle.blogspot.com

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  93. Passei uma semana sem entrar na internet, não sabia sobre Russel, fiquei muito triste com a notícia.
    Recebam um abraço carinhoso
    Adri

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