The year 2020 will forever live in infamy, that’s for sure, thanks to the infinite number of strange, morbid, and unsettling cultural tropes it has provided us.
We aren’t even done with the year yet, and we’re already lamenting just “how 2020” some things are. In fact, whenever something seems to go poorly, or when a routine situation turn awry, we’re awful quick to chalk it up to the evil that 2020 brings with it.
Like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, for example.
Ladies and Gentlemen – the Christmas tree has arrived at Rockefeller Center in NYC. Left pic is how it looked when it was cut down. Right pic is how it arrived.
Welcome to 2020. pic.twitter.com/bKSq87BVP1
— 💙 Depoetic (@Depoetic) November 17, 2020
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, ladies and gentlemen! Let’s give 2020 a round of applause. pic.twitter.com/kRt8qCNudo
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) November 17, 2020
In true 2020 form, the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree looks like it tried to cut its own hair pic.twitter.com/HEV0OImQ7u
— Chris Ryan 🏳️🌈 (@HiChrisRyan) November 15, 2020
But there was one cheery moment that did arise from the lackluster conifer…
A tiny owl is recovering after it was found tucked away in the branches of Rockefeller Center’s Christmas tree in New York City.
The Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York, said it received a telephone call on Monday morning from a woman who said her husband discovered the owl while working for the company that transports and secures the iconic tree in Rockefeller Center. The 75-foot Norway spruce was cut down last week in Oneonta, New York, and loaded onto a massive trailer before embarking on a 170-mile road trip to Manhattan, along with its feathered stowaway.
Photos of the small owl were quickly circulating on social media.
They found a small owl inside of this year’s Rockefeller Christmas tree, he hitched a ride all the way to NYC and is now being treated and cared for at a wildlife rehab facility. pic.twitter.com/f4PkBm6MGo
— Allison Esposito Medina (@techladyallison) November 18, 2020
The Saw-Whet owl, now appropriately named “Rockefeller”, will be rehabbed at a local animal care facility before being, hopefully, reintroduced to the wild.