Melody Teh

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Wed, 17 Jun, 2015

Taxi driver gives free ride to a family of ducks

Taxi driver gives free ride to a family of ducks

Taxi driver Urga Adunga was making the rounds through Calgary, Canada, last week when he spotted a family in need. On the road, near a busy intersection, was a mother duck with nine little ducklings in tow.

“I jumped out of my cab and I motioned for the oncoming traffic to pull over so I could get the animals to safety,” Adunga told Global News. “Several drivers got out of their cars and signalled everyone to stop. Other drivers used baby carriers to hold the ducklings and put them gently into my cab with their mama.”

Adunga then drove the displaced ducks to a nearby river. It was a fare that would have normally cost around $20 but Adunga waived the charge as ten grateful bills were payment enough.

“It was amazing and I was happy to serve them,” Adunga said in a statement from his employer, Checker Yellow Cabs. “As a human it is our responsibility to protect those animals, and nature and the environment. I could do it again too. Not only the animals, humans too. We have to rescue each other, we have to help each other.”

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