Frog the rooster has gained fame for a viral video in which it makes a mad dash for the school bus, ready to “pick up” its owner. Screenshot from Facebook

Frog the rooster has gained fame for a viral video in which it makes a mad dash for the school bus, ready to “pick up” its owner. Screenshot from Facebook

ATLANTA, Texas — Roosters are mostly known for their early morning wake-up calls. But one rooster here has gained fame for another daily task: meeting its owner at the school bus stop.

The rooster, named Frog for the way it hopped when it was a chick, has gone viral via its Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The most popular clip so far shows Frog’s school bus ritual. As the bus comes rumbling up to the stop, the friendly fowl dashes up a long dirt driveway to greet Savannah, a girl from the family that owns Frog.

The viral video — which has nearly 330,000 views as of this writing — turned up on the Today show on Monday.

The family has raised the nearly 1-year-old rooster since it was a hatchling. On Frog’s Facebook page, the family explains that when school started, the curious bird took notice of the yellow bus. After a few days, Frog had figured out the schedule and began waiting in front of the house until the bus arrived. Then the rooster would run to the stop to “pick up” the family’s two kids.

“Some days the kids don't get off fast enough for him so he will get on the bus,” Frog’s Facebook profile says. “Luckily we have a great bus driver who watches out for Frog.”

Here’s the popular clip of Frog the rooster greeting Savannah at the school bus stop:

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