'Aww'dorable: Rush Hour Traffic Comes To A Grinding Halt; The Reason Will Put A Smile On Your FaceHome > World news
If you live in a metropolitan city, you're probably aware of the peak hour traffic that everyone is tired of. Weekday mornings can be grueling with people stuck on the roads for hours. Relatable much?
However, citizens of Auckland, New Zealand did not seem to have any qualms waiting for a couple of minutes for a noble act. In a heartwarming gesture, people travelling across three lanes stopped their vehicles when they saw a flock of ducks waiting to cross the road.
In a video shared by the Auckland transport department on Twitter, people can been seen taking time out of their busy schedule to let a mama duck cross the road with her ducklings near Tristram Avenue. Once the ducks successfully crossed the road, the police escorted them to safety.
SH1 NORTHERN MWY, SOUTHBOUND - 7:45AM— NZTA Akld & Nthlnd (@NZTAAkl) August 23, 2018
Please allow a little extra time citybound on the Northern Mwy this morning with minor delays due to ducks crossing near Tristram Ave. NZ Police are now escorting all to safety. ^TP #becauseitsfriday #nocrashescaused pic.twitter.com/c38jB6lhV5
The humble gesture has won numerous hearts on social media, with many lauding the efforts by citizens and the police.
Well in India 4 out of 5 times they would have been run over . Heartwarming to see the drivers stop for the beautiful creatures !! To cross on a busy highways! That's real development I guess !!— sunil s (@sunil244) August 25, 2018
Bravo it’s our responsibility to make sure they survive across the street ... we built the streets so it’s on us 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— Ahmed_1980 (@Nafarat100100) August 25, 2018
Greatness is the only word for Auckland’s drivers 👍— sanjaydobal (@casanjaydobal) August 25, 2018
That's an awesome example for equally respecting animals! It's good to come across such news and feeling happy that there's still humanity prevailing in a society!— Kardam (@Kardam57984137) August 25, 2018