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Updated on Aug 17, 2020. Posted on Dec 10, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About The Ikea Monkey

MONKEA GATE 2012.

Last night, news spread that there was a monkey roaming around an Ikea in Toronto, Canada.

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Not just any monkey, though. A super-stylish monkey wearing THIS SEASON'S shearling coat.

The unnamed monkey is 7 months old, and no one was really sure how it got there. Or why it was wearing such a great coat.

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But it looked adorable and was walking around the parking lot.

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This girl SAW THE MONKEY.

Via Twitter: @i!/broniewyn/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FmxBz45o3

Then some other girl was all, "Did anyone lose their monkey at Ikea?"

And a meme was born.

A Twitter parody account was made too:

just passed by a mirror and HOLY COW HOW CUTE AM I

just passed by a mirror and HOLY COW HOW CUTE AM I-- Ikea Monkey

way overdressed for this animal shelter-- Ikea Monkey

update: there's a cat giving me weird looks... what do I do

update: there's a cat giving me weird looks... what do I do-- Ikea Monkey

update III: made friends with a schnoodle, planning a long con to get out of this joint

update III: made friends with a schnoodle, planning a long con to get out of this joint-- Ikea Monkey

update II: other animals still very confused

update II: other animals still very confused-- Ikea Monkey

ahhh it's been such a wild ride being a part of the ZEITGEIST today u know #stillrelevant #socialmedia

ahhh it's been such a wild ride being a part of the ZEITGEIST today u know #stillrelevant #socialmedia-- Ikea Monkey

Turns out the owners eventually came forward and were fined for owning a prohibited animal.

But we can never forget the monkey that burst into our hearts and made us love tiny shearling coats again.

Good-bye, monkey. See you in another Ikea...maybe...hopefully.

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