Cab driver Urga Adunga was on his route in Calgary, Alberta when he saw a family who really needed a lift and decided to offer them a free ride. The mama duck and her nine ducklings were stuck at a busy intersection and couldn’t cross the road, so Adunga stopped and put his hazard lights on and coordinated with other drivers to get the duck family into his car.
“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.”
He drove them to a nearby river where he let them out and they waddled down to the river and swam on their way. Adunga cleaned the seat and continued on with his work day.
“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.”