Duck Returns Boy’s Flip-Flop After It Fell Down A Hill

We don’t always see something incredible when we go out for a walk but sometimes, there is something that catches our attention. That is what happened in the Philippines when Myla Aguila was walking near her home.

A young boy was squatting at the top of a hill off the side of the road. He was having a problem because one of his flip-flops had apparently fallen down the dark slope. He could no longer reach his shoe.

Admittedly, the boy could have climbed down the hill to get it himself but he had a friend that was there to do it first. It was a duck, who was happy to grab the flip-flop and bring it back to him.

Photo: Myla Aguila

You can see it for yourself here on this video:

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Sitio Madaguldol, Brgy. Inabuan – around 11a.mNakatawag pansin sa akin ang bata na nasa itaas kung saan mahulog ang kanyang Tsinelas. Nang bilang tumakbo ang Isang Pato (Duck) 🦆mula sa tapat ng kanyang kinaroroonan para siya at tulungan.. Pilit kinukuha at inaabot ng Pato ang Tsinelas sa bata. Galing👏👏Natuwa talaga ako. Dali2x kong kinunan ng video.. Akala ko Aso Lang na turuan ang gumagawa ng ganun!.. hahaha! Tinanong ko pa sa mga Tao kung alaga ba nung bata yung Pato, HINDI daw!#AMAZING

Posted by Myla Aguila on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Aguila was surprised by what she saw. A small crowd had also gathered and were watching the random kindness of this unique bird.

“I was dumbfounded,” Aguila wrote online, continuing: “The duck is kind. He really helped, even though he doesn’t know the child.”

There is no easy way to explain what she saw that day. Aguila feels that it made her more aware of the emotions that were possible from a duck. She feels that the experience has changed her for the better.

“There is a feeling like a person,” she wrote, adding: “I will feel mercy on them because of what I saw.”

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