Taking care of an animal is hard work, but probably one of the most rewarding things you could do. When you bond, there's really no turning back.
As one man found out after he rescued a baby duckling. The pair are inseparable, which just goes to show that all animals no matter how small, remember acts of kindness.
Keep scrolling for their heartwarming story...
There's nothing as rewarding as bonding with an animal.It’s a pretty magical thing.
It's not easy being a parent to a fur baby.Or any animal at that.
And even if you try to stay relaxed...You just can't help worrying about them at all hours of the day.
Sometimes, parenthood finds you, even if you're not quite ready.And when nature calls, you have to be ready to step up...
And the baby just won't leave his side.
Steven Thibeault from Massachusetts, first saw 'Cheerio' the duck when he spotted him struggling to swim.
Steven investigated the situation.
Steven had planned to release Cheerio back into the world once he could fend for himself.
He even accompanies Steven to work.
At the end of the day, without fail, Cheerio returns to Steven's home to his "cat sister" Reeses.
Cheerio even enjoys playing with Steven's parents' dog.
via: InstagramHow cute is that?!
Steven has given an account of his usual day with Cheerio...
Cheerio has obviously imprinted on him.
Cheerio is nothing short of a local celebrity in his home town.
He's got feathered friends around the complex too.
He really is living the life of luxury...
via: Instagram"He also hangs out with other duck and geese species like eider ducks, mallards and brant geese who spend their winters here in Nahant. He also has a few seagull buddies too."