Baby ducks doing things out of step with the ordinary certainly qualifies as nature being weird and cute.
It was just a regular day until a man, who goes by TheRealD25, accidentally got these baby ducks’ attention. We dare you to watch the video and not be smitten by the absolute cuteness of the gaggle of yellow fluff following the poster around with misplaced hope. It was pretty much unfathomable for him not to stop, record, and share with the internet.
Ducks on parade are irresistible, especially when they're tiny, and they think they're following their dad.
“Imprinting” is the act of animal coming to recognize another animal or person as their parent, which is certainly what happened here. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of backstory pointing to where the mother of these endearing ducklings went, but that didn’t stop them from finding a surrogate parent to follow.
Sometimes, parenthood finds you, even if you're not quite ready.
In the video, the poster remarks, “Aww, man. I’m not ready for kids!”
This struck many people as pretty hilarious, seeing as how no one’s ever really ready to be a parent. Admittedly, when he pulled over, this man had no idea he was about to become a father figure, but no time like the present, right?
One follower put it best with this comment: “Too late! Welcome to motherhood!”
After the initial excitement wore off, people were concerned about the ducks' future.
While the man’s video and his noble deed of helping the lost ducks cross the road is too cute for words, viewer’s thoughts soon turned to what would happen to all the little, motherless ducklings. One YouTube commenter put many other followers thoughts into words.
“Hopefully you did take them home with you, it’s extremely dangerous for them outside anywhere at that age, they have over 90% of chances to die.”
Don't worry! This story has a happy ending.
Followers of the video didn’t have to wait long to find out the status of their beloved yellow fluff-balls. Being an upstanding guy, TheRealD25 made sure that everyone knew his “kids” had been adopted by Disney’s Animal Kingdom, his employer at the time. How’s that for the happiest place on earth to end up?