He may not be your typical support animal, but he’s definitely one of the sweetest.
Meet Daniel the duck, an emotional support animal for a nervous flyer.
Mark Essig was on the same flight as Daniel and his owner this weekend from Charlotte to Asheville, NC. His live tweets of their encounter have made Daniel an internet sensation.
“My seatmate, CLT->AVL, is this handsome duck named Daniel,” Mark tweeted. “His gentle quacking eases the sadness of leaving #SFA16.”
Not only does he help with stress, but the duck’s wardrobe is tres chic. Daniel has a pair of red shoes for his webbed feet and a Captain America inspired diaper.
Here is Daniel The Emotional Support Duck in all his red-shoed glory. pic.twitter.com/rBkK0QnBKr— Mark Essig (@mark_essig) October 17, 2016
To those who may be wondering, yes, Daniel is officially certified as a support animal.
Just like man’s best friend, he knows how to let people know when he’s in a good mood.
“Here is a 3-second video of Daniel the emotional support duck. His human says, ‘and wagging? That’s happy.’”
Here is a 3-second video of Daniel the emotional support duck. His human says, 'and wagging? That's happy.' pic.twitter.com/WElW9d827o— Mark Essig (@mark_essig) October 17, 2016
Watch Daniel eat macaroni and cheese: