Romeo became a local fixture. Residents would often say “I’m going to the lake to see the wolf.”
That’s why Nick knew that Romeo was such an important part of building that local community. When people go to the lake to visit a wolf on their own volition, it is a sign that something great is happening.
Normally, people would do everything they could to possibly avoid having any kind of interaction with a wolf, but they knew that they and their pets could trust Romeo. That became a staple for many of those families, and they cherished every second of it, too. Seeing Romeo up close was just something that local people knew they had to do.