James Blackwood, an elderly resident of Canada, has been feeding wild raccoons, which live in the forest near his home, every night for almost 25 years.
A crowd of animals always runs to such late dinners – about 20 or even 30 raccoons.
Basically, these are the same animals that know for sure: here they will always be fed deliciously. As soon as James comes to the door leading to the terrace in the evening, his furry friends are already waiting for him. James’s cats are always jealous of such meetings.
A man takes out a bucket of hot dogs, sausages, or dog food.
Sometimes (if there are a lot of raccoons, and they are very hungry) he has to return home for a second and even a third bucket of food.
It should be noted that the raccoons are very attached to James and behave with him completely freely and friendly. Closer to winter, the appetite of raccoons increases, so nightly dinners last longer, and one bucket is definitely not enough here.
James started feeding raccoons back in the 90s when his wife was alive.
The woman was madly in love with animals and always treated them with great love. Even in the house, the couple had several cats and dogs.
In 2003, James lost his wife. She asked her husband to take care of her elderly mother, and also feed the raccoons that ran into their yard. Since then, James has faithfully kept his promises.
By the way, James takes pictures of his nightly guests on camera, and uploads the video to his YouTube channel.
For years of the channel’s existence, the videos did not have very many views. But not so long ago, everything changed: one of the videos hit the trends and gained more than 8 million views.
This is how the world learned about James, his raccoons, and this incredibly touching story.