Politico reporter Helena Evich spotted the tiny trash hitchhiker Friday, clinging to the back of a garbage truck and apparently on its way to Rosslyn, Virginia.
Evich followed her original tweet up by saying that she called the truck company to "get the driver some help" and that they were "super responsive."
She also alerted the driver immediately to the situation.
People were immediately enamored with the little guy, who despite having travelled what could have been a long distance from its home, handled the situation in a relaxed way.
@hbottemiller@Bencjacobs I can’t shake the idea that he’s actually at work.
You inspire us, garbage raccoon.