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Little Boy’s Slipper Falls Down A Hill, Kind Duck Retrieves It
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Little Boy’s Slipper Falls Down A Hill, Kind Duck Retrieves It

Myla Aguila was taking a walk near her home, minding her own business when she noticed something that made her stop. A boy’s slipper had fallen down a hill, and a big white duck was trying its best to bring it back to him. Luckily, Myla had her phone with her and captured the entire experience on an adorably funny video.

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Looking at the video, it seems that the boy probably could’ve gotten his slipper himself. However, the duck was determined to finish the random act of kindness, so the child amused the smart bird.

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Image credits: Myla Aguila

But it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. Even though the hill was quite small, it still posed one hell of a challenge for the duck’s tiny feet. Nevertheless, it persisted.

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Throughout the whole video, it seemed that the duck perfectly knew what it was doing. And it could be so. Researchers have determined that even young ducklings have the ability for thoughts that are often associated only with primates and other highly intelligent animals. For example, ducks even outperform supposedly “smarter” animal species in certain aspects of abstract reasoning.

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Image credits: Myla Aguila

And it doesn’t take them long to get there. As soon as a few hours after birth, those adorable smart animals understand concepts like “same” and “different,” remember them, and can even apply them to never-before-seen objects with no social cues or training whatsoever, researchers reported in a recent study.

Image credits: Myla Aguila

Watch the video below to check out this kind duck doing its thing

After capturing it, Myla couldn’t resist taking a photo with the feathery gentleman

Image credits: Myla Aguila

People were absolutely amazed by this duck’s good deed

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Eddie Maurer
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The duck didn't want it in his area. Watch the end, he goes to bite the kid and chases him away!

Teresa Cline
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was about 7yrs old my family was raising White Pekin ducks for breeding and for eggs. We had about 25 hatchlings. Out of them, there was a male that had a injured toe and all the others would peck at it constantly. They will pick at a wound like that until the other hatchling dies. Not sure why, just know it's true. I asked for it and my parents let me take it for my own to raise. Idk for some time that he was a boy because they are yellow as a new duck and then get white feathers. Once the white feathers come in tho, a male's tail feathers will curl up on the ends very cutely. He lived in a large box in my bedroom, with his own heat lamp and etc. He would nap with me, swim daily with support. He thought I was his mom. I named him Malcolm. He would play with balls and other toys, follow me and play like a dog, come to his name when called even after moving outside when he was grown. I would like to think that if I had been older and able to teach him more, he would have been capable and willing to do much more than anything I could imagine. We had to move when he was a couple years old and I was heartbroken. He went to live on my uncle's farm. I would visit on holidays and summer vacation and he still knew immediately who I was everytime and lived long happy days there. He was absolutely one of the smartest and best pets I've ever had. Ducks are freaking awesome!

Beans
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww what a sweet story. My friend had a duck she named girl, I only met her one time, she followed my friend around the garden and would climb her shoulders and rest under her neck all cutely. It was obvious she was really smart and affectionate. I'm sorry you had to leave Malcom behind but I'm glad you saved him and he had a good and long life.

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N G
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Boy throws slipper and shouts "DUCK"

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Eddie Maurer
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The duck didn't want it in his area. Watch the end, he goes to bite the kid and chases him away!

Teresa Cline
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was about 7yrs old my family was raising White Pekin ducks for breeding and for eggs. We had about 25 hatchlings. Out of them, there was a male that had a injured toe and all the others would peck at it constantly. They will pick at a wound like that until the other hatchling dies. Not sure why, just know it's true. I asked for it and my parents let me take it for my own to raise. Idk for some time that he was a boy because they are yellow as a new duck and then get white feathers. Once the white feathers come in tho, a male's tail feathers will curl up on the ends very cutely. He lived in a large box in my bedroom, with his own heat lamp and etc. He would nap with me, swim daily with support. He thought I was his mom. I named him Malcolm. He would play with balls and other toys, follow me and play like a dog, come to his name when called even after moving outside when he was grown. I would like to think that if I had been older and able to teach him more, he would have been capable and willing to do much more than anything I could imagine. We had to move when he was a couple years old and I was heartbroken. He went to live on my uncle's farm. I would visit on holidays and summer vacation and he still knew immediately who I was everytime and lived long happy days there. He was absolutely one of the smartest and best pets I've ever had. Ducks are freaking awesome!

Beans
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww what a sweet story. My friend had a duck she named girl, I only met her one time, she followed my friend around the garden and would climb her shoulders and rest under her neck all cutely. It was obvious she was really smart and affectionate. I'm sorry you had to leave Malcom behind but I'm glad you saved him and he had a good and long life.

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N G
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

*Boy throws slipper and shouts "DUCK"

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