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Ariana Grande Says ‘Cat Never Lost Her Sense of Wonder’

Actress Ariana Grande accepts the Favorite TV Actress award for 'Sam & Cat' onstage during Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Actress Ariana Grande accepts the Favorite TV Actress award for 'Sam & Cat' onstage during Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards held at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter—Getty Images

"She never changed or lost her childlike wonder"

The actress who plays Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat said in an emotional Facebook post that she will continue to draw inspiration from her character after the show stops airing.

“One of my favorite things about Cat was that she never lost her sense of wonder,” Ariana Grande wrote Sunday following news of the cancellation. “As we grow up we become more and more jaded and fearful of how we come across. We hold back a little more, protect ourselves a little more and although Cat goes through the same ridicule as anybody else does growing up, she never changed or lost her childlike wonder. To me that’s the bravest, most special thing about her.”

Grande added that she “will always … appreciate [Cat's] help in [her] personal growth from teenager to adult.”

Even though the show has proven a ratings hit, Nickelodeon confirmed its cancellation Sunday. The announcement came amid rumors that its two main stars, Grande and Jennette McCurdy, have been fighting. Sam & Cat will air one more episode titled #GettinWiggy on July 17.

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