Earlier today, a closing notice aired on a local Fox channel in North Carolina announcing that a business called Metal Works of High Point will be closed today due to extreme weather, but Dale will still work normal hours.

Once the Internet heard about Dale’s work situation, #poordale became a rallying cry on Twitter because everyone just feels for the guy.

So we did what any good website would do and had our intern call Dale’s work extension. Unfortunately, Dale did not answer his phone. This likely means one of two things: Dale is not working today and this was all a joke, or Dale is working so hard to keep the whole business running that he did not have time to answer our stupid phone call.

UPDATE: Metal Works of High Point informed Fox8 that Dale is not working today and they were joking. They are still debating his hours for Saturday.

H/t Deadspin