Longtime Skyrim fans might have noticed that in-game mannequins sometimes appear to live rich and fulfilling lives despite being stuffed with straw. Just like other NPCs, they’ll get up off their pedestals and start going about their business before returning to your home in Solitude (or other cities in Skyrim) at night for some much-needed rest.
It was all rather creepy, and it revealed a bug in Skyrim that’s existed for over 10 years. Mannequins are actually coded as characters in Skyrim but told to remain immobile to not freak out the locals. Sometimes mannequins will forget about that order, leading to Reddit posts like these.