I’ve always found these smaller squirrels more interesting with loads of personality. Once while visiting a customer I opened the door to find one sitting and waiting for permission to enter. The lady had plates of nuts on her living room table and the squirrel would go from one to another. I am not sure that is the best thing to encourage, not every neighbor would be so open to a visit, but those two got along quite well.
In Quabbin Park is an old orchard that for years had a gentleman visit who apparently owned that land before it was taken for the reservoir. For years after until his death he maintained feeders for the birds. Deer and squirrels also fed there and getting these fellows to pose was easy pickings.
The park authorities have signage asking folks to not feed the wildlife but an exception apparently was made while the man was alive.
I am sure he is missed by both the animals and those visitors who got to know him.