What Twitter said about #mprraccoon

A raccoon sits on a ledge on the Town Square building.
A raccoon sits on a ledge on the Town Square building in downtown St. Paul, Minn. on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Evan Frost | MPR News

The story of the raccoon that climbed up a St. Paul skyscraper took Twitter by storm on Tuesday. Many people tweeted in their concerns, suggestions on how to rescue the critter and, of course, clever quips and edits.

At least two parody accounts were spawned.

Hollywood director James Gunn, whose movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" featured a hero raccoon, offered to donate $1,000 to charity in the name of "anyone who saves this raccoon. I can't handle this. Poor dude."

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter even weighed in on the rescue effort.

For more on the rescue effort, click here.

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