‘Every year, without a fail’: Duck family marches through New York nursing home

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Something special happens at a nursing home in New York each year. They get a visit from a family of ducks.

Thompson Health in Canandaigua shared photos of the duck family on Facebook marching through the halls of M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center last week.

In the photos you can see nurses, staff and patients watching the ducks move through the center. To everyone’s enjoyment, it looks like the ducks know exactly what they are doing. Perhaps they are there to check on them.

The hospital states through Facebook: “Every year, without fail, a mama duck chooses one of the enclosed courtyards at our M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center to lay her eggs and take care of her babies. She lets us know when she’s ready to go by tapping on the glass, and this morning, it was time for this annual rite of spring.”


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