The origin story of raccoon

Matt Haughey
1 min readOct 22, 2016

Yeah, it started with someone finding this funny image of a raccoon looking super helpful, and once shared in #random everyone talked about it.

People started making jokes about what the raccoon appeared to be saying and then someone said what if it was like “hey maybe your conversation should happen elsewhere” in the nicest possible way.

Then more people brainstormed how it could turn into a custom slash command or a feature/button in Slack and then instead someone cropped it into a custom emoji and people just started using it soon after in text.