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Good news: The raccoon that scaled a building was released back into the wild


Few things bring the internet together like lost animals.

#mprraccoon is a trending hashtag in the United States. ‘ data-reactid=”23″>The animal became an overnight star and soon had all of Twitter rooting for it. #mprraccoon is a trending hashtag in the United States.

Just look at the little guy!

live traps on the roof of the tower. ” data-reactid=”26″>Onlookers called Minnesota’s state wildlife rehab center and St. Paul’s animal control to beg them to help. According to the local fire department chief, it’s probably too risky to send a human being out to save the raccoon, but a team set up live traps on the roof of the tower.

At this point, the little guy just has to make it to the top to get to safety.

People inside the office building have been tweeting photos of the MPR raccoon as it rests during its journey.

He is on the ledge on our floor. He seems to be doing well. We’ve been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed.. #mprraccoon pic.twitter.com/HY1PkuFKz0

β€” Paige Donnelly law (@donnelly_law) June 12, 2018

While the internet collectively stressed about the safety of the trash panda as it struggles up the building.

Mood: I am stressed about a lot of unknowns, and I am crying about a raccoon trapped on the ledge of a building in Minneapolis.

WILL IT BE OKAY?! #mprraccoon

β€” Edith BiAF πŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ (@LaytonEWilliams) June 12, 2018

I’ll donate a thousand bucks to the non political charity of choice to anyone who saves this raccoon. I can’t handle this. Poor dude. https://t.co/2F5reAKkKa

β€” James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 12, 2018

Animal control experts placed “aromatic food” out on the roof, hoping the raccoon will follow the smell and be safely trapped. “Not much else to do but wait and hope,” Nelson tweeted. “Fire officials say they can’t in good conscience risk a life.”

For those of you worried about #mprraccoon: Animal control folks have put live trap on tower roof with aromatic food, hope raccoon smells it and can make its way to the roof, be captured and safely brought down to the ground. Not much else to do but wait and hope.

β€” Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 12, 2018

According to Tim Nelson, who’s been doing humanity a favor and live updating everyone on the raccoon, the little guy is chilling on a ledge on the 23rd floor. The UBS tower has 25 floors, so the raccoon is almost at the roof.

You got this, MPR raccoon!

Here’s your 1A CDT update: #mprraccoon is still on 17th floor. Seems to have stopped moving since TV lights lit up face of UBS tower building. Will update again in 1 hr.

β€” Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 13, 2018

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