The viral video had had more than 22 million views as of June 4, 2023. You can watch it below.
According to Fox35 Orlando, the video was recorded in Orange City, Florida. The video was first posted to TikTok in May 2023.
Here’s what you need to know:
The TikTok Video Shows the Raccoon Walking in Front of a Car in the Dunkin’ Drive-Thru
The video was posted to TikTok by @samguptuppy, who captioned it, “#Raccoon at #Dunkin proves that EVERYONE RUNS ON DUNKIN 🤣🦝🍩.” The text on the TikTok video reads, “Dude should know you can’t walk up to the drive thru.”
In the video, a racoon cuts in front of a car at the Dunkin’ drive-thru and then sits staring at the window until an employee reaches out and gives it a doughnut, which it grabs in its hands and then puts in its mouth before running off into nearby bushes.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, it’s not a good idea to feed raccoons. “Wildlife Services encourages you to avoid feeding wildlife such as ducks, geese, gulls, raccoons, deer, squirrels or coyotes. One way you can help reduce wildlife conflicts with people is by not feeding wildlife near human populations and in parks,” according to the department.
“Human food is not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive. Wild animals have specialized diets, and they can become malnourished or die if fed the wrong foods. Also, animals cannot distinguish food from wrappers or foil and can get sick eating these items,” the USDA warns. “Feeding leads to public health concerns. Too many animals in one place increases the chance of disease transmission to people and among other wildlife.”
“Animals accustomed to people often lose their fear of people and can become aggressive. Those that become too aggressive may have to be destroyed to protect people and property,” according to the USDA. “Animals fed along roads tend to stay near roads, increasing the chance of vehicle-animal accidents.”
People Filled Up the TikTok Video’s Comment Thread
People quickly filled up the TikTok user’s comment thread. Many people thought the video was harmless and enjoyable.
“Imagine your first day and they say, ‘so there’s this raccoon,’” one person wrote.
“AWHH OMG THE RACCOON IS SUPER CUTE,” wrote another.
“The raccoon looked at the car like wait your turn my guy. I pre-ordered,” another joked.
“The world runs on Dunkin,” wrote another person.
“There’s no way this isn’t a daily thing for the raccoon and the workers lol that was far too casual. I love it!” another commented.
“I need to hear from the Dunkin workers and also the raccoon. I need all sides to how this started because I’m obsessed,” wrote another.
One person even guessed the location: “Is the Dunkin in orange city by chance? I always see a raccoon there.”