Pop star Charlie Puth found out about Limpy the turkey, on Friday and quickly wrote a song about the animal that unwittingly became the talk of a Massachusetts town last month.
Limpy went viral for his seeming fearlessness on Reading's busy streets — getting into standoffs with the 136 bus, jumping onto a postal mail truck, but mostly for just limping around town. Residents created a Facebook group where they post sightings.
Puth was told about Limpy Friday morning when he appeared on "The TJ Show" on 103.3 AMP Radio
The "We Don't Talk Anymore" singer, who went to Boston's Berklee School of Music, found Limpy funny and couldn't help but turn the turkey's story into a song.
Puth referred to Limpy as a "franken-turkey" and began beatboxing about Limpy:
"Limpy ... Limpy ... Limpy why are you pecking my tires?" he sang over the beat he created, even incorporating the sound of pecking.
The singer explained that he tries to mimic whatever the lyrics are saying when he composes music.
He also joked about Limpy's new fame, calling it "the most local story ever," and added that to the song, as well.
Puth even added the sound of police sirens to the song he was making up on the spot after finding out that Limpy has been pecking police cars tires, too.
Limpy, for his part, is still hanging around Reading. He was seen Friday near the Woburn Post Office on Washington Street, according to his Facebook page.