SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg recently passed away at age 57 from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
His brilliant creative mind is being honored by the internet.
Hillenburg changed animation forever and his work influenced the lives of countless young people around the globe.
In his memory, heartbroken fans are sharing their favorite moments from SpongeBob SquarePants.
While it's difficult to process Hillenburg's death, some of these moments may bring a smile to your face.
People are celebrating Hillenburg's life as a director, cartoonist and marine biologist.
Fans are posting their most cherished moments from Spongebob Squarepants.
There are so many hilarious and touching moments to choose from!
Who could forget the "BIG, MEATY, CLAWS" guy?
Others are posting beautiful artwork in tribute to Hillenburg.
Stephen Hillenburg may be gone, but it's clear his timeless creations will continue to thrive. We expect 2020's The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge to contain further tributes to his creative genius.