R and R Garage’s normal day was crashed by a strange uninvited guest–and its hilarious. Last summer, this North Carolina-located garage‘s employees were going about their day when they noticed a rooster wandering in. They simply assumed that the poor creature had probably been abandoned or lost his way, so they fed him. Most of them just thought that he would disappear with time.
But the employees returned after a weekend and there he was. In all his majestic glory. So they decided to go with the flow. They named him Earl. And since that fateful day, Earl has been a part of garage.

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This is how his routine goes. He sleeps in a nearby tree. But if the weather is bad, everyone just takes him inside the garage. And when the sun shines high in the morning, Earl welcomes everyone in the garage as they arrive for work. Now, isn’t that just the cutest thing ever?

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“He comes running when the first guy comes in to open up for the day,” Joe Gallo, co-owner of R and R Garage said. “He gets his cup of scratch, then wanders the shop looking for any bugs that may be around. He gets up under all the toolboxes and workbenches looking for spiders and anything else he can find.”

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Earl follows all the employees around, checking on each of them time to time after his breakfast is done. Obviously, he considers himself an important part of the office.
“He will come up in the shop and usually lay down and sleep under the car you’re working on or in a corner,” Gallo said. “He doesn’t care about loud noises or people walking by. He will even sleep in front of the office door and we’ve tripped over him a few times.”

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Of course he doesn’t think he’s in the way.

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These giant humans need him.

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The news of this rooster ‘working’ in the garage has made him quite popular. It also helped that the entire employee list loves this little guy, prancing around like he owns the place. In fact, they’re even planning on transforming their official logo and getting shirts to make sure he feels at home.
“We can’t believe the attention Earl is getting … it’s the town gossip now,” Gallo said. “We do have customers that bring other friends or family to see Earl when they come pick up their vehicles.”

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While Earl’s past is still shrouded in mystery, everyone in the R and R Garage are glad to have found him. Hopefully, Earl too considered this large family as his own like they do to him!