Entire Highway Stops to Let a Family of Ducks Cross and Everything Is Going to Be Fine
As a species, humans rarely take the time to exude kindness to each other, let alone our fellow inhabitants of this Earth. But motorists in New Zealand's largest recently provided a high-minded example of how to treat our mallard brethren with respect, ensuring their dignity and webbed-feet remain intact.
People on their morning commute through a busy highway in Auckland took the time to stop for a family ducks. Observe the collective action and the domino-effect of cars in each successive lane pumping the breaks:
SH1 NORTHERN MWY, SOUTHBOUND - 7:45AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) August 23, 2018
Please allow a little extra time citybound on the Northern Mwy this morning with minor delays due to ducks crossing near Tristram Ave. NZ Police are now escorting all to safety. ^TP #becauseitsfriday #nocrashescaused pic.twitter.com/c38jB6lhV5
This apparently happened at 7:45am on Thursday morning. Shockingly, the Kiwi motorists are all alert and adept at the early hours, and allow the ducks -- led by their mother -- to traverse the entire three-lane highway unscathed.
People on Twitter were quick to congratulate their species for its act of selflessness and humanitarianism.
good on you Auckland drivers - no ducks harmed in the making of this— Bronwyn Muir (@MuirBron) August 24, 2018
You are just the best people in the world. Big smooch!— My Kitty Rules Me (@_ann_martin_) August 23, 2018
Go Team Human, looking out for cute ducks and their offspring since the invention of motor vehicles.