Watch Squirrel Leave Christmas Cookie for Homeowner

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

Some are wondering if the squirrel left the gift behind on purpose

Even the squirrels are enjoying a bit of gift giving this holiday season. A home security camera captured footage of a squirrel leaving a frosted Christmas cookie on a ledge outside of the front door to a woman's home.

In the video, which was shared to TikTok under the handle southernupnorth, you see a woman returning home carrying a heavy bag. When she sets the bag down and goes to open the door, she discovers a festive cookie resting on a ledge near her door.

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She looks puzzled. Then the video cuts back two hours earlier where we see a squirrel carrying the cookie up to the ledge and leaving it behind.

"Is he leaving us a gift for Christmas," the woman sharing the clip online wrote.

The video, which has been viewed millions of times, has prompted a number or comments.

One viewer declared, "THAT'S SQUIRREL SANTA,” and several others agreed.  

Another viewer wrote, "Like I tell my kids, Santa's helpers come in all forms," with a fellow believer commenting: "Welp, there are Christmas elves, now Christmas squirrels.... I'd leave him some pecans."

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