A police squad car had its lights on ahead of me and was stopping cars in the middle of the road … to let a Mama Duck and her little ducklings cross the street. A mother Mallard and probably 5-6 little babies, still so small that they looked more like little brown fuzzballs than ducks.
They crossed our lane, then got stuck on the island for a bit and I gasped as the Mama Duck almost stepped out again into the oncoming traffic in the other lane. But she stayed on the island and then the Police Office in the squad car, circled over and pulled his car in front of traffic again to let her and her babies cross the next two lanes again.
Seriously … it’s moments like this that make you feel better about humanity.
By the way, this reminds me of a story my older brother told me where he stopped traffic on our city’s beltline (multi-lane highway) to also help some ducks cross the street. So good karma for my brother too. 🙂