Stray cats and dogs aren’t the only ones who need love and care. Some skeletons are searching for new parents, too. Luckily, Halloween is just around the corner. During this time of year, people usually remember these forgotten souls, inviting them into their hearts and homes. Late Night TV writer Jesse McLaren did just that. Jesse surprised his 1.2 million Twitter followers with an adoption announcement — the man took in a “terrified” skeleton. The best part? Jesse documented it becoming a family member.

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Interestingly, the animated human skeleton has been used as a symbol of death in Western culture since the Middle Ages, a personification that may have been influenced by the valley of the dry bones in the Book of Ezekiel.

The Grim Reaper, for example, is often depicted as a hooded skeleton holding a scythe (and sometimes an hourglass), which has been attributed to German painter and printmaker Hans Holbein the Younger (1538). Death as one of the biblical horsemen of the Apocalypse has been depicted as a skeleton riding a horse. The Triumph of Death is a 1562 painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, sowing an army of skeletons raiding a town and slaughtering its residents.

Earlier, Jesse explained that he got it for his sick girlfriend

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He also used it to create a funny cat meme

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People started responding to this thread in the funniest ways

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