Canadians Make Touching, Poignant, Moving Memorial To Raccoon That Died On City Sidewalk

by 5 years ago
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Too often we take the most nihilistic view of humanity possible. I know I’m guilty of it, thinking people are brutish, selfish, prone to their most base instincts, carelessly causing the too often horrific world we live in today.

Then, something happens that’s so profoundly beautiful it snatches you right from the depths of darkness and makes you believe. Today, today, I believe.

When a raccoon died on a sidewalk in Toronto, and the city’s sanitation department stalled in picking it up, people rallied to memorialize it.

You’ll feel by the end of this, I swear it, Bros.

It began, as everything does these days, with a tweet.

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But the city wasn’t quick to respond, and immediately people felt bad for the poor guy. The outpouring of grief started slow, but soon became overwhelming.

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By nighttime, a full-fledged vigil has begun.

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Finally workers did arrive.

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What remained will hurt your heart forever.

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No, you’re crying.

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