Recently, Myla Aguila was walking by a village near her range in the Philippines when this curious scene caught her eye.
There, squatting atop a little hill off the road, was a young boy facing a touch problem. One among his flip-flops had fallen down the dirt slope and was now out of reach.
Though the boy could easily have climbed right down to grab it, somebody 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 tiny crowd that had also been depending on. The bird had done this random kid a solid.
I was dumbfounded, Aguila wrote online, happening to say: The duck is kind. He helped, albeit he doesn’t know the kid.
The heartwarming incident defies an easy explanation. except 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 higher.
There is a sense sort of a person, she wrote, adding:
I will be able to feel mercy on them due to what I saw.