Three years ago, staff at Photo Fast Studio, a printing shop in the United Arab Emirates, began noticing Tom, then just a lonely stray, lingering around outside their door. Figuring he could use a handout, they began feeding him.
Things gradually began to escalate from there.
"One day he started following us into the shop," Adem, an employee there, told The Dodo. "Then he stopped leaving. Now, he lives here."