Sidewalk tribute to dead raccoon in Toronto makes international headlines
A dead raccoon that was left for hours on a sidewalk in the heart of downtown Toronto prompted a makeshift memorial and a flurry of tweets, an outpouring that caught the attention of media beyond Canada’s borders.
Here are some headlines from the websites of news outlets in Britain and the United States on the story of the raccoon, named Conrad by some Twitter users, whose impromptu memorial included a framed picture of a raccoon, a sympathy card, a rose tucked under one of its paws and even a lit religious candle:
A Raccoon Dies, and the World Seems a Bit Colder Today — Minnesota Public Radio News (blog).
Conrad the Dead Raccoon gets Candlelit Street Vigil in Toronto/We will Forever Remember the Day the Good Citizens of Toronto Paid Tribute to a Dead Raccoon — Britain’s The Telegraph.
Dead Raccoon in Toronto Collected, Legend will Live On — My Fox Atlanta.
Dead Raccoon in Street gets Bizarre Candlelit Vigil to Shame Council Clean-up Team — Britain’s The Mirror.
Dead Raccoon gets a Sarcastic Candlelit Vigil Complete with Flowers, Cards and a CIGARETTE after Council Workers Ignored It for 12 Hours — Britain’s Daily Mail.
How a Dead Raccoon got a Sidewalk Memorial and a Hashtag — The Washington Post.
Dead Toronto Raccoon Draws Sidewalk Memorial, Internet Fame — New York Daily News.
A dead raccoon sits on a sidewalk in Toronto on Thursday, July 9, 2015, in this handout photo.