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Meet journalism’s newest ally: newspaper squirrel.

Despite what a lot of people think, journalism is alive and well—and a cute little squirrel carrying a newspaper up a tree proves it.

Journalist Andrew Peng shared the good news on Twitter on Saturday morning. Thankfully, he also provided evidence—like any good journalist—to show this wasn’t just #fakenews.

Twitter didn’t miss a beat to ask Peng a few follow-up questions about newspaper squirrel. Did he pay for his paper? Or just hack through a paywall? Some cracked jokes while they were at it.

Peng reminded the jokesters that if they enjoyed his quality content on Twitter, they should consider supporting local journalism as well.

It’s no surprise that newspaper squirrel was enticed by the newspaper—after all, the news these days is pretty nuts.

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.

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