If you see a bevy of ducks, you’re probably going to squeal with joy, right?
When Shara Fenell of Memphis noticed a group of them stuck in a drain, she squealed — then she sprang into action.
In an adorable video from WREG, Fenell answered the good Samaritan call when she overhead quacking near the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.
Fenell simply couldn’t let the adorable animals suffer and went out of her way to hop in the drain, get a little dirty, and save the fluffy family.
Laughing nervously as she climbed down the drain, Fenell managed to gently pull the family of ducks to safety in a smooth 1 minute and 18 seconds, according to a friend in the background.
The video has since gone viral, warming hearts around the country.
In addition to providing some much-needed cute vibes, Fenell’s actions are a great example for how to help animals in need.
As humans constantly encroach on the natural landscape, animals can sometimes find themselves lost, fighting trash and toxic waste, or stuck in drains like these ducks were. Of course, calling a local fire department or animal shelter is one of the most common ways to help animals in need. But Fenell took the opportunity to get involved in a more hands-on way. (It goes without saying, though, that personal safety should always be your first priority.)
Fenell’s actions serve as a pleasant reminder of how taking our time to help others is just one of the ways we can make this world a bit brighter. Going out of your way is a lovely and simple way to make the world a better — and cuter — place for all.
Just ask the ducks.