For five years, a woman named Eryn took care of a blind raccoon. This little raccoon often came into her Illinois backyard, looking for help.
The poor little raccoon often ran into things. H was also afraid of many things, including high grass, strong wind, snow, and birds. Eryn also worried that he couldn’t find food on his own, so she fed him every day. His bottom lip was missing, so she gave him soft foods, including pasta noodles soaked in soup.
Surprisingly, the little raccoon was a picky eater. He wouldn’t eat any canned dog or cat food.
One October, two more animals started hanging out in Eryn’s yard: a pair of stray kittens. Surprisingly, the kittens got along well with the raccoon, and they always appeared when the raccoon came into the yard.
At first, Eryn thought the kittens followed the raccoon since they knew Eryn would bring food out for him. But then, she realized it was more than that.
The kittens seemed to be protecting the raccoon.
One morning, the raccoon came for breakfast as usual. But this time, the kittens walked with him and acted like his bodyguards!
When Eryn saw the three animals, she quickly grabbed her camera and hit ‘record.’ She caught amazing footage of the kittens and raccoon interacting.
The kittens walked on either side of the raccoon, making sure that he was okay. They followed him all the way into the woods, keeping a close eye on him.
After seeing the kittens around for a few months, Eryn officially adopted the two black kittens.
She housetrained them and got them fixed and microchipped. They were so happy to have a home.
They quickly adjusted to living in a house, and they loved spending time with Eryn and her other cat, Squirt. They also still got to see their raccoon friend!
Eryn posted an update in the description of her YouTube video. She said that the raccoon sadly passed away.
He lived at least five years, far longer than the average raccoon lifespan of one to three years.
The two kittens are now adult cats, and they happily spend their time relaxing in Eryn’s house. She often shares photos of the two cats on her Instagram page.
She posts lots of cute shots with the cats, including a St. Patrick’s Day-themed photo.
Thanks to the help of Eryn and his kitten bodyguards, the raccoon was able to live a long and happy life.
Check out the video of the raccoon and his bodyguards below!
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