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Didn’t see this coming: Tying balloons to roadkill is a trend

A man was seen tying a “Get Well Soon” balloon to a dead raccoon in the road in Boulder, Colo. on Thursday morning. But, why?
A man was seen tying a “Get Well Soon” balloon to a dead raccoon in the road in Boulder, Colo. on Thursday morning. But, why? Twitter

This right here is what you call adding insult to mortal injury.

On Thursday morning, a man came across a roadkill raccoon lying in a bike lane in south Boulder, Colo.

According to Sara Kuta of The Daily Camera, city workers saw the man drive up in a van, tie a “Get Well Soon” helium balloon to the poor animal, then take a photo.

Then, other people stopped to take pictures, too.

“It’s a little disturbing,” city worker Kaylen Hollis told Kuta.

Apparently tying balloons to roadkill of all ilk is a “thing,” as seen in other social media posts floating around out there.

 

Poor little roadkill skunk. Someone (very brave) tied a balloon to its paw. It says: "Sorry You're Leaving!".

A photo posted by Bethany Wiggins (@author_bethany_wiggins) on

Oh boy!

Pinterest, is this your doing?

Maybe there’s a point other than cheap laughs?

If no one else will say it, we will.

Rest in peace, little guy.

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