Harambe Holiday Sweater Shooting Off Shelves

11/27/2016 12:20 AM PST

Harambe Holiday Sweater Shooting Off Shelves

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Harambe's experiencing a comeback of Hollywood proportions -- going from a symbol of national tragedy to a spreader of Christmas joy ... albeit on a not-so-attractive holiday sweater.

The infamous gorilla is featured front and center on a Fresh Brewed Tees design, and sales are blowing up. They've already sold more than a thousand in less than a week, at $49.99 each. 

Pretty amazing turnaround ... considering how divided the nation was on the big guy's demise

Ugly sweaters -- bringing American's together for the holidays since ... well, a long time.

#RIPHarambe