Raccoon Receiving Doughnut ‘like a Regular’ from a Dunkin’ Drive-Thru Boosts Serotonin and Wins the Internet
In a viral TikTok video that has taken the internet by storm, a Florida-area Dunkin' drive-thru became the unlikely stage for what may be America's most polite raccoon. The video shared by user Samantha Jane Guptill showcases the raccoon's drive-thru adventures and has garnered over 21 million views and 4 million likes. As the video begins, Guptill can be heard narrating the scene while waiting in line at Dunkin' alongside an unidentified person giggling off-camera. She observes the raccoon approaching the takeout window. A mix of anticipation and amusement fills the air.
"What is he doing? Are they gonna give him a doughnut?" Guptill wonders aloud as she watches a Dunkin' worker move behind the drive-thru window. The raccoon waits patiently, exuding a level of patience that most humans can only dream of. Then, the unexpected happens. Using its remarkably nimble fingers, the raccoon gracefully accepts what appears to be a delicious vanilla-frosted doughnut in its paws, reports TODAY. With great poise, it places the treat in its mouth, scampers away on all fours and disappears into a nearby bush, likely seeking a peaceful spot to savor its doughnut delight.
Guptill reacts with astonishment and repeatedly exclaims, "Oh, my God." Although Dunkin' has not commented on this delightful encounter, Guptill expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming response the video received. On Facebook, she shared her appreciation, stating that she was glad everyone enjoyed the moment as much as she did. And judging by the numerous comments on both Facebook and TikTok, it's clear that the raccoon's charm has captivated the masses. People have suggested that Dunkin' use this raccoon for a commercial, highlighting its impeccable manners. Commenters have praised the Dunkin' worker for handing the doughnut to the raccoon with such care. Some users even desired a daily doughnut option specifically for raccoons, emphasizing their willingness to participate in such a delightful offering. Facebook user, Brittany Noelle commented on the video, "That's in Orange City. We love our raccoons." Heather Ecker said, "The amount of serotonin this has brought me is IMMACULATE." "We found Rocket irl," wrote Josef 'Azn Joe' Knebel, alluding to the Marvel character Rocket Raccoon.
Perhaps other raccoons should take a page out of this courteous critter's book and learn to ask politely instead of resorting to stealthy tactics. All in all, this unexpected encounter at a Dunkin' drive-thru has brought smiles and laughter to countless people. It serves as a reminder that sometimes the most delightful moments occur in the most unexpected places. So, keep your eyes peeled the next time you're in line at a fast-food restaurant—you never know who might be waiting patiently for their turn to indulge in a sweet treat.