This man is extraordinary. His defining white beard. His joie de vivre. His pet raccoon.

It's difficult to choose the very best part of this YouTube treasure. Is it the way this self-identified hillbilly, whose name is apparently Mark Brown, boogies with abandon to Aretha Franklin's "Chain of Fools"? Or how the raccoon mimics the behavior of a small child, grabbing his caretaker's leg and refusing to let go? Or when the person behind the camera tries to contain laughter around the :56 mark? It might just be finale, a hillbilly-raccoon pas de deux that's an achievement for the man-animal ages.

This man and his raccoon are going to be famous. At least for a day. Just you wait.

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