St. Paul’s skyscraper raccoon spawns fan art — and merchandise
The saga of the #mprraccoon was the summer blockbuster drama we didn’t know we needed. And now the hashtag may soon become a tote bag.
The daredevil brought worldwide productivity to a halt Tuesday as it scaled the UBS Plaza skyscraper in downtown St. Paul. Tweets, videos and photos of the critter took over social media.
Some channeled their hopes into creative masterpieces:
Hang in there, #mprraccoon . I’m rooting for you! <3 pic.twitter.com/VH6tWBQl63
— Megan Tegeder (@mtegeder) June 12, 2018
drew some fan art of yesterday's big celebrity, #MPRraccoon! pic.twitter.com/AKIfYdBFdl
— Kevin Cannon ⚓️ (@beardhero) June 13, 2018
#mprraccon is @IndignantMN, er…unmasked?!!! pic.twitter.com/wFqxQZkXBU
— Mageen Caines (@mageencaines) June 13, 2018
Star Tribune metro columnist Jennifer Brooks, whose homemade dumpster fire ornament went viral in 2016, admitted to staying awake all night making a felt raccoon and tower she then transformed into a mini-drama:
The best thing about making your own #mprracoon ?
— Jennifer Brooks (@stribrooks) June 13, 2018
MPR employees were the first to realize what was happening, which led to the #mprraccoon hashtag.
Perry Wright has this take on the #mprraccoon. It would be Best. Tote. Bag. Ever. pic.twitter.com/2SL0hqiNMF
— Tim Nelson (@timnelson_mpr) June 13, 2018
MPR says plans are currently in the works for some sort of #mprraccoon-branded merchandise. More details should be available Thursday.
Aesthetic Apparatus already has its design ready to go:
Hey @MPRnews and @TheCurrent I have your next pledge drive gift all designed and ready to go! #mprracoon pic.twitter.com/ptTLpFGoIn
— Aesthetic Apparatus (@theapparatus) June 12, 2018