These Guys Had Google Name A Street For Harambe, The Gorilla Who Died

A fitting tribute. RIP.

Of course we all remember that back in May a gorilla named Harambe was fatally shot by zoo keepers when a little boy fell into his enclosure.

Of course we all remember that back in May a gorilla named Harambe was fatally shot by zoo keepers when a little boy fell into his enclosure.

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Because the story was in the news for so long (even Donald Trump had thoughts!!), Harambe eventually became something of a ~meme~ online.

Because the story was in the news for so long (even Donald Trump had thoughts!!), Harambe eventually became something of a ~meme~ online.

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Earlier this month, Ohio teen Max Brinton decided on a whim to recruit his buds Chris Gallagher and Matej Nujic in a scheme to try to prank Google into honoring the fallen ape.

Earlier this month, Ohio teen Max Brinton decided on a whim to recruit his buds Chris Gallagher and Matej Nujic in a scheme to try to prank Google into honoring the fallen ape.

Left to right: Nujic, Gallagher, and Brinton.

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On July 10, Brinton enlisted his friends to use the Google Maps app and report an error on the street's name.

“It just kind of came to me one day,” Brinton told BuzzFeed News. “I had no faith that they would actually change it. I was 99% sure nothing would happen.”


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