Cat Comes to Safeway Store Every Morning to Hang out with Customers

Cat Comes to Safeway Store Every Morning to Hang out with Customers


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A cat named Cecil has been a loyal 'usher' to the Safeway store in Portland, Oregon. He comes to the store almost every morning and spends his time greeting customers, making friends and napping away.

Photo by @mutating_cat

Sometimes he waits by the door and greets the customers as they walk in from the parking lot.

Some customers wonder if the cat is lost, so they call the number on his collar and get a message from his humans. It says if you're calling about Cecil at the Safeway, don't worry he just likes to hang out there. It also says that he lives nearby and "will find his way home when he's ready."

When Cecil is not greeting customers, he is on top of a stack of soda boxes by the window, watching the day go by or just napping away.

Photo by @TheTaradactyl

"Some cats stalk birds and squirrels. Cecil likes to loiter at Safeway," Allison said.

Photo by Allison Ellermeier @aellermeier

"I work at this Safeway and Cecil is the sweetest kitty. He's well taken care of, at home and at the store. Customers sometimes leave milk and food for him inside the entrance. He's like our little mascot," a reddit user shared.

Cecil has gotten quite a fan base. They just recently started a group on Facebook to share moments of this store cat.

Photo by @filth_collins

He has become quite a local celebrity.

Photo by Brittany Lynn @twnbritt

"My wife works at the coffee bar here. Today Cecil decided to use the electric cart for a snooze," Jerry wrote.

Photo by Jerry Short

"First customer of the day," said Liz.

Photo by Liz DeGraw

Waiting for the counter to open.

Photo by Kayla Nickole Irby

Cecil getting some love from Kate, one of the customers.

Photo by Kate @point2onegigawatt

Many customers say Cecil loves the attention and that's why he keeps coming back.

Update: We'd like to ask our readers to help Cecil stay and be allowed back in Safeway. Cecil brings joy and happiness to the people there. There are store cats in many cities in the US that have made it work. You can do it too Portland! Love cats because they will love you back in spades :).

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