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Harambe (Cincinnati Zoo)
Harambe (Cincinnati Zoo)

Someone paid almost $100,000 for a Cheeto that sort of looks like Harambe


Someone with money to burn bid almost $100,000 on eBay for a Cheeto that looks like a gorilla, specifically, Harambe.

The Cheeto was sold early Tuesday morning for $99,900 from Burbank, Calif. 

The seller said he found the Cheeto in an ordinary bag of Flamin' Hot Cheetos and began the bidding at $11.99 on Jan. 28. 

Harambe was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo last year and at this point is mostly remembered as a weird Internet in-joke.

Here's the photo placed side-by-side to draw the comparison.

Sports Twitter jumped on the new meme opportunity.

Tracking the auction made some observers lose their minds.

Others were ecstatic. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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