As you may already know, I am a bit of an animal lover. When I read this story it just made my heart melt. It is a bit strange, but it is also really cute.

This story is a bit of an ugly duckling story. It seems that a man was trying to hatch some chicken eggs and was surprised when one of the eggs hatched an adorable little duckling instead. Since this little duckling was the only one of his kind, the kindly farmer decided to raise him in his house next to his bed, using his beard as a mother duck would use her wings.

Too cute and kind of weird right? I mean ducklings are so cute and fuzzy, and a guy raising one is so sweet. But, a big, bushy, beard is not so cute and sweet. Every beard I’ve had close contact with has been a bit wiry and scratchy. I don’t know how badly I would like to curl up inside of one and take a nap.

I’m thinking this could be new job, for the Duck Dynasty crew or perhaps a summer job for Santa. Maybe this will start a new craze where young bachelors will adopt stray ducklings and raise them in their angelic beard hair. You never know, it could happen right?

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.