Ducklings Rescued and Reunited with Mama Duck
Occurred on April 27, 2021 / Chatham, Illinois, USA
Info from Licensor: Hana and her toddler went outside to play for a little while before having lunch when Shana heard a duck quacking in their yard. Knowing that her son would love to see the duck, she called him over and started to walk towards it. Surprised that the duck was allowing her to get so close, she grabbed her phone to capture the moment on video. But then, she heard a strange squeaking sound coming from the stormwater manhole beside the duck. Shana looked down into the manhole to find several tiny ducklings trapped! She ran over to a nearby group of construction workers and asked for help. Their reply was, “Yes ma'am, what do you need? What's going on?” Without hesitation, Trent, his father, and two other construction workers quickly ran to the manhole to help. They tried prying it open to no avail, so they grabbed a shovel and worked together to scoop every last little duckling out of the manhole and reunite them with their mama duck, who stood, waiting, several feet away. Mama duck must have known they were there to help. Their kindness and willingness to come to the rescue were heroic and selfless.