How could you not love this?

As a cat person, this writer loves hearing about people's fluffy feline companions. When a pet's a local celebrity bringing joy to everyone he or she meets, it makes things all the merrier.

Meet Daniel the hardware shop cat, who hangs out at Shoppers True Value Hardware in South Portland, Maine.

According to this News Center Maine article, Shoppers True Value Hardware has been a community staple for 50+ years since opening in 1955. The shop has remained in the same family ever since, and one of its employees, Daniel, happens to have four legs and a tail.

The article explains that the lovable kitty not only delights customers who enter the store, but has helped his owners through "personal hardships." When in the shop, Daniel can be found hanging out on the paint counter and donning a special bowtie, according to the Portland Press Herald. He also sits with Tom Simpson (father of store owner Jessica Simpson) while he sips his morning coffee.

The store even runs their own TikTok page that's basically centered on Daniel and his workplace shenanigans. As you can see, he's quite talented at what he does, and tuckers himself out from working so hard.

We can't get enough of sweet Daniel. Here's another video if you'd like to learn more about this handsome little man.

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