Heartbroken’ Raccoon Desperately Tried To Wake Up Friend In Busy Street

They say “it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all”. Though this is true, the pain of loss can be so raw, so visceral, so all-consuming that we forget this wisdom. Mourning the loss of a loved one has often been considered an exclusively human expression of profound sadness. Animals are given little consideration when something like this happens to them. Thankfully, in the last couple of years, the internet has made people think more deeply about the inner emotions of other species.
This video has been a bit controversial. Some people think this is a video of one animal attempting to eat another as primal needs would dictate. However, raccoons are exceedingly intelligent social animals and that leads to emotional intelligence. Further, if you’ve ever walked the streets of Toronto (especially on garbage day), it becomes abundantly clear that these creatures have no shortage of food to eat and garbage to ravage. What do you think this raccoon is doing?

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