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Video shows raccoon mourning a dead friend

Chris Pastrick
Recently in Durham, N.C., a raccoon took a moment to pray for his friend, lost to an incident with a car.

If you don’t think animals have feelings, then perhaps you should take a look at this video.

Drive down just about any road, and you’re bound to come upon the dead carcass of some animal — deer, raccoon, bird. Surely, it would be the rare person who would stop and mourn for these lost creatures. That would be an odd sight to see.

Now imagine if it was a fellow animal mourning along the road. Well, video of just that was recently posted via ViralHog on YouTube.

Taken in Durham, N.C., the footage was shot by someone on their way to work. “I was leaving for work and saw a raccoon praying over his (buddy’s) body,” the photographer told ViralHog.

When the video starts, we see a raccoon by the side of the road, with another raccoon dead near a stopped car. It soon appears that the living raccoon, sitting, puts its front paws together and looks to be praying.

After a moment, the raccoon falls backward — perhaps overcome with grief. It then walks onto the road to his friend.

Viewers shared their emotions after watching the footage.

“I would give my life for this raccoon. If you’re reading this raccoon, just know I love you,” writes one viewer.

Andrea Jawbone writes, ” <3 <3 <3 <3 RIP raccoon."

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