A Funeral For A Deceased Raccoon In Toronto Was Documented Wonderfully On Twitter

July 10, 2015

A man in Toronto spotted a dead raccoon on the sidewalk of the city and reported it to Toronto's non-emergency city services (311).

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

10 monutes later, 311 confirmed the message was received.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

Happy to know he was going to be taken care of, a farewell note was placed at the site.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

6 hours later, he was found with a flower, a card, and a framed photo.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

More cards were left, and the hashtag #DeadRaccoonTO was born.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

More flowers appeared.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

City councilman Norm Kelly offered to leave bins open in honor of #DeadRaccoonTO.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

He even made a Drake reference.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

Nearly 12 hours after the initial report, he was still there.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

Someone started a candlelight vigil.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

People continued to pay their respects.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

And finally, around 11:00 pm local time, Toronto Animal Services showed up.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

Goodnight, sweet prince.

funeral for raccoon in Toronto

(h/t) Bored Panda. See more tweets and photos on Twitter.

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