2020 has been a terrible year. Between a pandemic, civil unrest, wildfires, and many other upheavals, the year has been a very exhausting one. There hasn’t been much good to come out of 2020, except for maybe the memes. But recently, there has been a very adorable video making the rounds that certainly does the trick in cheering you up.
And it features the most adorable baby duck ever! The 20-second video clip was shared to Twitter by @wamlart who wrote in the caption, “If u are feeling sad pls look at this cute duck.”
And we can’t stop looking!
if u are feeling sad pls look at this cute duck 💜 pic.twitter.com/gVWRPnH47f
— katgirl is yeah (@wamlart) September 20, 2020
The precious little duck is featured falling asleep while also wearing a flower on the top of her head. It’s impossible not to get all the warm feelings of joy in your heart while watching this.The irresistibly cute video has even inspired some people to create fan art of the scene!
— Kurain Villager (@KurainVillager) September 21, 2020
“420 blaze it.” – baby duck pic.twitter.com/EDEMjOoxJl
— Nathan Malone (@zekey_s_lizard) September 21, 2020
It’s no surprise that this video ended up going viral, and has amassed more than 280,000 retweets and counting.
The origins of the video are from an organic farm in Bundjalung Country, Australia. Mother The Mountain Farm is run by two sisters named Julia and Anastasia Vanderbyl. They were the ones who captured the original video on camera and then uploaded it to their Instagram.
In their caption of the footage, they wrote, “A sleepy ducky under a nasturtium flower sun hat, having a nap in the middle of the mint garden. This little one is from our latest batch of Call ducks that hatched two days ago!”
The now-famous little duck is named Nasturtium. The Vanderbyl sisters named her after the flower that she was wearing on her head at the time that the video was filmed. Of course, Nasturium isn’t the only duckling living at the farm, nor is she the only one who likes to wear flowers on her head.
There is another precious video of Nasturtium with her duckling sister, Mint. The two of them are both rocking very pretty flower hats together.
Anastasia is an American writer and journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. Her Twitter is @AnastasiaArell5.