In 2015, Toronto Truly Revealed Its Enduring Love For Raccoons
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Residents of Toronto have always loved to hate raccoons. But the truth? Torontonians have a low-key, enduring affection for trash pandas.
Yes, they break into our garbage bins. They make messy homes in our roofs. They occasionally carry scary diseases. That's all true.
But we love them all the same. Like that somewhat dysfunctional family member who's actually your favourite. Torontonians loves raccoons as our own, and never has that been more evident than in 2015.
Like remember that time a raccoon scaled a 700-foot crane to take a poop? We loved that shit.
Sure, Conrad's memorial and subsequent viral coverage was a comment on a slow, overworked city service. It was also for the laughs. But it was more than that.
Those lil' bandits are family. And we take care of our own.
So in 2016 let's resolve, as a city, to openly and shamelessly embrace them with open hearts and full garbage bins. 🚮🐼💕
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