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Cute: Waddling in the footsteps of a man, abandoned duck finds unexpected parent

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MINNEAPOLIS – A twin cities man’s life changed when he took a feathered friend home after she was rescued from a storm sewer after heavy rainstorms.

And it turns out, an inseparable bond has been forged.

Nestled in a warehouse in Northeast Minneapolis, is a gem of a place.

“It just started 28 years ago,” said Matt Thompson.

That houses some of the best neon in Minneapolis.

But it’s the apprentice of the shop that’s hogging the spotlight.

“This is a normal environment for this duck,” said Matt.

Yeah, you aren’t seeing things. This is home for 4-week-old Quackers.

“I don’t think it thinks it’s a duck, but tell it that,” said Matt.

It all started about a month ago.

Street crews found the day old duck struggling in a storm sewer, so they pulled her out.

“We came out from lunch and they had the duck and they said we can’t take it with us so I said my son and I will help raise the duck and they gave it to me,” said Matt.

It may not have been nature’s choice, but it seems to be working out.

Ever day, Quackers comes to work with Matt.

And as the time passes in the shop, they stay thick as thieves.

But this little tag along chose Matt as her family.

So she’ll be sure to waddle in his footsteps.

Matt says he’s going to keep the duck until she learns to fly.

He says if she flies away, that will be that.

But if she chooses to stay, he’ll be glad to keep her.