Trying to cross three lanes of traffic at rush hour isn’t a good idea.
But one group of fearless – and adorable! – animals decided they’d risk it.
They were obviously counting on the goodness of humans to do the right thing…
But they’d need a LOT of humans to do the right thing, all at once!
It happened during rush hour on a highway near downtown Auckland, New Zealand:
Last Friday, a tiny feathery family had somehow gotten stranded on the center median, and now faced thousands of racing vehicles.
Now, ducks can fly, of course … but not baby ducks!
That’s right, a mama duck and her babies were trapped and the mother wasn’t about to fly off and leave her brood behind.
So, what to do?
Well, the goodness of strangers happened: everyone suddenly started stopping so the ducks would be able to cross safely!
SH1 NORTHERN MWY, SOUTHBOUND – 7:45AM
Please allow a little extra time citybound on the Northern Mwy this morning with minor delays due to ducks crossing near Tristram Ave. NZ Police are now escorting all to safety. ^TP #becauseitsfriday #nocrashescaused pic.twitter.com/c38jB6lhV5
— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) August 23, 2018
Vehicle after vehicle slowed to a stop and when the mama duck and her ducklings realized the path was clear, they took off!
Sure, three lanes of traffic grinding to a halt at rush hour causes a small delay.
But most people didn’t have a problem with it at all; as one person said:
“That’s an awesome example for equally respecting animals!
It’s good to come across such news and [I”m] feeling happy that there’s still humanity prevailing in a society!”
The ducks did need some assistance after the crossing, but the New Zealand Traffic Authority quickly got the family back to a safe place.
Doesn’t this just make your day? 🙂
Source: The Dodo