Gushing with love, Twitter user Havi Brooks took to the social media platform Sunday to reveal to the world that she was being courted by a man who can provide, is consistent in his demonstrations of love and even has an affinity for dance. His name? Mr. Meepmeep.
VITAL UPDATE: my road runner porch-buddy used to run away if I wanted a pic but now when he catches a lizard he KNOCKS ON MY DOOR and then parades his catch around and poses, it’s amazing. Who’s a good boy! Mr Meepmeep! 😍 pic.twitter.com/388tpsFmVp— Havi Brooks (@havi) May 19, 2019
Initially unaware of the reason for roadrunner's strange behavior, Brooks, after chatting with her wildlife biologist buddy, revealed the bird may actually be engaging in a type of courtship ritual.
AllAboutBirds.org says roadrunners, which generally form "lifelong bonds" with their mates, court by show they can provide for their partners, with males hopping on the backs of females while dangling food from their mouths to demonstrate their hunting skill.
Though Brooks' back did not actually get close to the bird, that did not stop Mr. Meepmeep from showing his lizard catching skills.
Mr Meepmeep knocking on my door with his prize pic.twitter.com/V2UGE53G0y— Havi Brooks (@havi) May 19, 2019
Always making sure to knock to alert Brooks of his presence and recent catches, the courting bird also flashes his tail and does a little jig at times, making it clear to his desired mate that he has rhythm.
His most chill and mundane version of the “I brought you a present” dance pic.twitter.com/zBJuy7aj7O— Havi Brooks (@havi) May 21, 2019
A couple days later, Brooks revealed she spotted Mr. Meepmeep upon her arrival home one day and rather than greet her empty handed, he dashed off to find not one, but two offerings worthy of his queen-to-be.
The roadrunner was not the only friendly critter to appear at Brooks' side door. A bunny and even a bobcat have found her porch to be the perfect place to relax.
For some reason all the animals love visiting the side door. This brave bunny! pic.twitter.com/GwSNrnNp24— Havi Brooks (@havi) May 23, 2019
Despite Mr. Meepmeep's best efforts in mating with Brooks, biology ultimately got in the way of their happily-ever-after. While the woman says her DMs are flooding with actual humans attempting to take Mr. Meepmeep's place, Brooks had to deliver a PSA, as most did not begin to bring half of the roadrunner's qualities to the table.