Jacinda Ardern and Paddles. It was a pretty big deal, with people laying flowers outside Ms Ardern's house and tributes being sent from every nook and cranny on our lovely earth.
Two years after Jacinda Ardern's cat was tragically run over, the person responsible for Paddles' death has finally come forward.
And it turns out.dun, dun, dun.it was her NEIGHBOUR.
"She said "That's my neighbour's cat", the man going by the name Chris explained.
Essentially, this "Chris" man was coming home during a lunchbreak and out of nowhere, Paddles darted out and was hit by his vehicle. He hoped Paddles had run off and was still alive.
He hopped out and another neighbour quickly arrived and Chris asked if it was her cat.
When he asked a female neighbour about the cat, and said it was ginger, the man was alarmed.
"I pointed at [Ardern's] house and said: 'Not this neighbor!'"
The man who killed New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern's cat has broken his silence, a year after he ran over the first cat of New Zealand.
Although the neighbour offered to rush Paddles to the vet, it was in vain. And so, that afternoon, Chris had to walk over to Ardern's house and tell Clarke, who was home, what had happened.
I went over and knocked on the door and Clarke [Ardern's partner] came out. He was clearly very upset.
A few weeks later, Chris received a call from a blocked number.
The story doesn't end there - Chris's two kids wrote a condolence letter to the Prime Minister and her partner, with one expressing her fervent wish that she not be sent to jail.
"It was none other than Jacinda and she basically rang up to say "sorry you had to go through that, thank you for stopping by and thanks for the card".
"It was extremely nice of her to take time out of her day to check that I was OK for running over her cat", he said. "But I obviously later found out they were pregnant so that made me feel a bit better that I didn't take out the only one thing that they loved".