“It made me feel sad,” Little boy takes action after noticing ducks being hit by cars

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TAMAQUA, Pa. - A little boy in Pennsylvania decided to do something to protect a few helpless creatures on his way to school.

"We came up Schuylkill Avenue, there was something on the road and all the ducks were surrounding it," said 8-year-old Keenan Cook.

As he and his mother got closer, they noticed that someone had hit a duck in the road.

"It made me feel sad and then that day, my mom told me that if I wanted to, I could write a letter," he said.

According to WNEP, he took out his pen and paper and wrote a letter, asking the Tamaqua Borough Council to add duck crossing signs to the road.

"The letter was very well-written. It was sweet, it was touching, it was touching," said Kevin Steigerwalt, the Tamaqua Borough manager.

The council voted unanimously to approve the signs.

"I think he learned that he has a voice and there's a positive way to use that voice and that he should be active in the community," said Shanna Cook.

"Ducks can be safe and people can be safe," Keenan said.

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