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People In Toronto Create Memorial For Dead Raccoon Left On The Street

by : UNILAD on : 10 Jul 2015 11:46
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Residents of Toronto, Canada created a touching memorial for a dead raccoon left on the side of the street for a whole day.

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The memorial grew to such an extent that #DeadRaccoonTO began trending on Twitter as people showed their love and support for honouring the deceased animal.

The bizarre scenario all began at 9am yesterday morning when a concerned by-passer tweeted Animal Services to come and pick up the dead raccoon.

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However, the hours passed and nobody from the city came by to remove the animal. So, instead of being angry or disgusted, the citizens of Toronto decided to create a memorial for the unfortunate creature.

People left notes, candles and flowers next to the raccoon, as the likes of City Councillor Norm Kelly joined in the endeavour on social media.

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The raccoon was even given a name by Twitter users – “Conrad”.

Eventually, once night fell, a City of Toronto worker finally came to pick up poor Conrad but in death this raccoon captured the hearts and minds of a city and the social media world.

Rest in peace, Conrad. Never forgotten.

Topics: News

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Buzzfeed and 1 other
  1. Buzzfeed

    People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

  2. TIME

    People in Toronto Have Created a Memorial to a Dead Raccoon Left on the Street