They say that sometimes life is stranger than fiction, and that’s definitely the case with this incredibly odd and oh so adorable story. Ever since Beaker the duck came home with the Young family as a duckling, he’s become best friends with little Tyler. They’re so close that Tyler’s first word was “duck.”

While this Texas household has 11 ducks, there is a special bond between Tyler and Beaker. Beaker almost never leaves his side and if Tyler cries, Beaker quacks and runs over to him. They play outside together, they go to the park together, and even take baths together. They’re inseparable friends and get up to all kinds of shenanigans.

In case you're wondering, red wine pairs nicely with chicken nuggets, a cranky toddler, and a naughty duck.

Posted by Mr. T and Bee: A Tale of a boy and His Ducks on Friday, January 22, 2016