This woman just saved a family of ducks. The video is pure laugh-out-loud joy.

If you see a bevy of ducks, you're probably going to squeal with joy, right?


When Shara Fenell of Memphis noticed a group of them stuck in a drain, she squealed — then she sprang into action.

In an adorable video from WREG, Fenell answered the good Samaritan call when she overhead quacking near the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.

Fenell simply couldn't let the adorable animals suffer and went out of her way to hop in the drain, get a little dirty, and save the fluffy family.  

Shara Fenell was downtown near the Peabody Hotel when she noticed a mama duck quacking near a storm drain. Turns out,...

Posted by WREG News Channel 3 on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Laughing nervously as she climbed down the drain, Fenell managed to gently pull the family of ducks to safety in a smooth 1 minute and 18 seconds, according to a friend in the background.

The video has since gone viral, warming hearts around the country.  

In addition to providing some much-needed cute vibes, Fenell's actions are a great example for how to help animals in need.

As humans constantly encroach on the natural landscape, animals can sometimes find themselves lost, fighting trash and toxic waste, or stuck in drains like these ducks were. Of course, calling a local fire department or animal shelter is one of the most common ways to help animals in need. But Fenell took the opportunity to get involved in a more hands-on way. (It goes without saying, though, that personal safety should always be your first priority.)  

Fenell's actions serve as a pleasant reminder of how taking our time to help others is just one of the ways we can make this world a bit brighter. Going out of your way is a lovely and simple way to make the world a better and cuter place for all.  

Just ask the ducks.

Screenshot from Shara Fenell via WREG.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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