Nice Duck Returns Boy’s Flip-Flop That Fell Down A Hill

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Myla Aguila

Recently, Myla Aguila was walking by a village near her home in the Philippines when this curious scene caught her eye.

There, squatting atop a small hill off the road, was a young boy facing a little problem. Evidently, one of his flip-flops had fallen down the dirt slope and was now out of reach.

Myla Aguila

Though the boy could easily have climbed down to grab it, someone else got there first — a thoughtful duck, who kindly retrieved the flip-flop for him.

Here’s that remarkable moment on video:

Aguila couldn’t believe her eyes, and neither could the small crowd that had also been looking on. The bird had done this random kid a solid.

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

The heartwarming incident defies easy explanation. But for Aguila, it’s opened her eyes to a level of emotional complexity she’d never thought a duck could possess. It’s changed her outlook 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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