Somehow we missed this 2009 video, in which banker Joel Armstrong stands under a ledge catching ducklings as they jump off, helping them safely to the ground, and finally rescuing the stragglers with a ladder and helping them through the city streets to the river.
The ducklings probably would have been fine on their own — they do this kind of thing in nature all the time:
But it’s still nice to see a human willing to roll up his shirtsleeves (metaphorically — Joel actually looks pretty put together throughout) on behalf of a baby duck. And hey, those babies are probably old enough now to be laying their own eggs in inconvenient places! I hope Joel Armstrong hasn’t retired.
U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!, Inhabitat.
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