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Viral Video Shows Baby Raccoons Adorably Mistaking French Bulldog for Their Dad, Melting Hearts Worldwide

Written by: Russel Moneva
Russel Moneva, a Viral Content writer at iHeartDogs, finds joy in both crafting engaging content and pursuing his passion for basketball and fitness whenever he's not immersed in his work.Read more
| Published on June 12, 2024

In an endearing and unexpected twist, two baby raccoons have taken the internet by storm by mistakenly identifying a French bulldog as their father. The heartwarming video, shared by TikTok user @marshallwilliamson, showcases the daily adventures of the raccoons and their newfound canine “dad,” Buster. The clip has quickly gone viral, capturing the hearts of viewers around the world with its charming depiction of interspecies bonding. The adorable interactions between the raccoons and Buster highlight the often surprising and delightful connections that can form between animals.


The video opens with the two raccoons, Bonnie and Clyde, eagerly following Buster around, their tiny paws scampering behind him wherever he goes. This touching scene isn’t just a one-off; it’s a daily routine for these furry siblings. The caption humorously reads, “Day 53 of not figuring out he isn’t their dad,” highlighting the raccoons’ persistent belief that Buster is their parental figure.

Buster, a gray-colored French bulldog, seems somewhat bewildered by his role as an impromptu father. His expression often reflects confusion as he glances back at the raccoons trailing him. Despite his perplexity, Buster tolerates their company, creating an endearing dynamic that has melted hearts across social media.


Viewers have been quick to comment on the video, expressing their delight and amusement at the unusual family unit. Many have noted Buster’s resemblance to a raccoon, which likely adds to the raccoons’ confusion. One top comment humorously states, “It took me a second to realize the first big raccoon was indeed a Frenchie,” encapsulating the sentiment of many who watched the clip.

Marshall Williamson, the owner of Buster, Bonnie, and Clyde, has shared additional details about the unusual bond. According to Marshall, the raccoons were orphaned and brought into his care. Buster, with his gentle demeanor, quickly became a figure of comfort and security for the young raccoons. Although Buster might not fully grasp why these little creatures are so attached to him, he has accepted his role with grace.


The video has sparked a wave of reactions, with many praising the unique bond between the raccoons and their canine “dad.” Animal lovers have flocked to the comments to share their own stories of interspecies friendships, further highlighting the beauty and unpredictability of animal behavior.

This heartwarming story serves as a reminder of the unexpected connections that can form in the animal kingdom. The endearing sight of Bonnie and Clyde looking up to Buster as their dad, despite the species difference, has resonated with many, spreading joy and laughter. The viral video of Buster and his raccoon “kids” is a testament to the love and acceptance that animals can show, regardless of their differences.

Click the video below to watch this incredible story!


“Strange ass puppies” ~ Buster #raccoon #frenchie #frenchbulldog

♬ Raccoon Song – I’ve Made Too Much Pasta

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